Shortly after my last garden update, we went out and cleared the weeds out of one end of the garden. It was quite a chore, let me tell ya! Those weeds were so thick and tall it made it really hard to knock down and on top of that, it was super-hot and humid. Not the best combination at all. I had break out the DR Trimmer because the weed eater kept loosing it’s string, then it also kept loosing it’s string and between that and me killing it and not being able to restart it, I was keeping my husband busy helping me when he had other things to get done.
Once all the weeds were knocked down, it was a huge chore to till because all the weeds kept bogging down the tiller. But we managed to get it all done and I got the beans in. Now they’re up, blooming and looking good. I also put in a row of peas but not all of them came up and the beans kinda took over. I keep forgetting to check so I don’t know if there are any growing out there or not.
I planted some lettuce and cucumbers. The cats seemed to think the spot I planted the lettuce was dug up especially for them to use as a litter box…. yep… they have the whole entire farm to find a spot to go but yet they choose my lettuce patch. Ugh!! Luckily they didn’t bother the cucumbers and they’re growing very well.
After we worked up the area we had a bunch of volunteer cucumber plants come up and they’ve grown into a nice little patch. They’re blooming like crazy, just hope they will have time to produce before frost hits.
The tomatoes came back nicely and now there’s a lot to pick!
They aren’t quite as big as they were in the spring, but there sure are a lot of them. They’re just the right size to cut up over a salad. I don’t know about you, but to me, there’s just something so good about the taste of fall tomatoes.
We spent some time yesterday afternoon picking and ended up with a table plus 3 buckets full. So I’ve been spending this afternoon getting some canning done! It’s a lot of work, but will be worth it this winter.
I keep forgetting to do an update on the strawberry patch we put in. So far it’s doing pretty well, the strawberries have been growing and we got a few berries off them throughout the summer.
Some of them have been mysteriously dying off, but just recently we think we found the culprits. The cats… yep… if they’re not going in the lettuce, they’re going in the strawberries. Ugh! We’re going to have to figure out something to keep them out.
We have a pretty petunia growing in with the strawberries…
It’s been fun to watch grow because it’s growing out of one little hole in a brick…
Isn’t it crazy how big it’s gotten?
Well, that about sums up all that’s happening in the garden so far this month. Summer’s over but we still got several busy weeks ahead of us before we can be done with the garden for this season.