Friday, July 23, 2010

The Neglected Garden

According to the Weather Network (which I don't believe at all), we have six (count 'em, 1-2-3-4-5-6) upcoming days that are supposed to be rain-free.

Good weather + indoor projects completed = time for outside work.

Despite my neglect up to this point, the garden is doing fairly well. I haven't fertilized anything yet because nothing has needed water. In fact, I watered my flowers for the very first time on July 13 - and then only some of them.

So, this is what's happening at the School of Yard Knocks:

Super Fantastic tomatoes

Kentucky Wonder pole beans reaching for the sky

Gold Rush Zucchini.  I have a few Dark Green Zucchini that are a little larger than this, but I wanted to show off the yellow one.

National Pickling cucumbers, not  understanding the point of the teepee trellis yet.  I think I'm going to string a line of twine from pole to pole, near the bottom, so that the plants have something to initially grab onto.

The first (early!) sunflower of the year



More yarrow

Himalayan impatiens going crazy.  I've never seen them this tall; they're easily over 5 feet.



1 comment:

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

We had a very rainy summer last year. It was awful... the garden really suffered from so little sun. This year we are having the opposite weather with lots sun and heat. The veggies love it. Thanks so much for visiting my blog! :)