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Garden Review – August 7-13

August 15, 2011
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How was everyone’s weekend?  I’m sure good…it was the weekend. 

I actually stayed home quite a bit and was somewhat productive, freezing various goods from the garden.  Yay for not letting things rot to pieces out there, though believe me there are plenty of rotted cherry tomatoes to go around.  I smelled like one all of Saturday after I pruned and got my hands in some nice mushy messes.   Ew, rank.

tubing at Lake

Sunday was so flipping nice out and I was so blessed to be outside on the lake most of the day.  August weather has been so mild and beautiful. 

The company was good too. 🙂

kid on the boat

Week of August 7-13

The weather has been insanely gorgeous, with the exception of a freak wind storm that blew some stuff around but thankfully with no damage.  The garden is definitely liking the milder weather.  The hydrangeas continue to keep the front yard looking quite cheerful…their blooms make me cheerful too. 🙂

Hydrangea through railing

Harvest

  • More bowls of cherry tomatoes
  • Heirloom tomatoes (1) Cuostralee; (3) Aunt Ginny’s Purple; (1) Hillbilly; (3) Cherokee Green
  • (5) muskmelons
  • (2) watermelon – only 1 left
  • Large bowl of soybeans (edamame)
  • (1) sweet red pepper
  • (5) carrots – which I forgot to bring in, oops
  • Herbs – basil, cilantro, oregano, parsley, mint, thyme, rosemary, tarragon

Cherokee Green tomato

Garden Notables

  • Heirloom tomatoes in full swing, but still a nice steady ripening pace
  • All fall seedings germinated
  • Melons done producing and ripening last ones
  • Peppers finally kicked into high gear and setting fruit well
  • Cherry tomatoes continue to go for garden domination
  • Hardy hydrangeas still so awesome with some showing tints of pink

My first attempt at growing watermelon was a success…thanks to a nice hot summer.

Watermelon

Competition between the melons and cherry tomato for control of the garden.

garden

Both got haircuts this weekend. 

Do you freeze or can anything from your garden?  Sharing later this week what I put up this weekend.

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