Watch My Garden Growing

My gardening attempts in a new environment.

Wow! Look at the growth!

 

We went away for a few days and my plants went CRAZYY!!!100_1872 Look at the tomatoes!! They grew about 10-12 inches!

 

 

My lettuce has grown a couple of inches and my squashes and melons have grown about six!!

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Check out the herbs!! The marigolds are loving the rain too!

 

 

 

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Strawberries growing wild! Hope we get to eat them before the critters do! More lettuce growing as well.

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Hostas are loving this weather and the deer haven’t come to eat them!

 

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Catmint and chocolate mint are growing well also.

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Okay, I Cheated … So Sue Me.

State fruit - Tomato

State fruit – Tomato (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

I haven’t watered my garden in DAYS!!! It has rained for three days straight. I was able to use MIracle Gro last weekend before the rain came down and the plants are showing growth. My tomatoes have doubles, seeds have germinated and everything looks great. I wish it were just a little warmer for my green peppers, though.

 

We did not even water before taking a trip because we knew it was going to rain. I still did not water when we returned from our little day-trip because, yep, it had rained while we were gone and the morning we returned.

I also cheated by posting my pictures to Pinterest. I don’t like the WordPress app for posting multiple pictures because I have to provide a text post as well for each one instead of just a picture. Sure, looks like I am a posting goddess but it is too time consuming, really. I have better things to do with my time … like not water my garden. 🙂

 

Here is the Pinterest link: http://pinterest.com/smweisser/mary-mary-quite-contrary-how-does-your-garden-grow/

Things are going well. No slugs in the garden, even though it has been raining so much. I am hoping my liberal use of eggshells has helped with that. No major pests or insects yet. We had tomato hornworms last year so I am keeping a lookout for them this year. A few spiders, but none doing plant damage. I hope they stay away this year. Not likely.

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Well, almost time to get up and get ready for work so I had better finish my porridge. Have a happy day!

 

 

 

 

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Rain, Rain, Don’t Go Away! and Mutant Ninja Snapping Turtle (aka Mr. Crankypants)

Hosta

Normally, I would not be saying that but we have had just enough rain each day I haven’t had to water the gardens. My hostas are going wild! The lettuce, spinach, collards, beets, tomatoes, onions, peppers and herbs are loving it as well.

The gardens are enjoying the mild weather. We know that it won’t last so we enjoy what God is giving us.

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Everything in the yard is lush and green. My hubby will be mowing the lawn – what little we have of it, shortly. Excited to see the growth.

 

 

Oh, I saved a rather large, and somewhat cranky, snapping turtle yesterday, from being someone’s roadkill supper. He/she was as big around as my hubcap and must have weighed about twenty pounds. As I was leaving work I noticed a big grayish looking thing in the middle of the road. I stopped, backed up and moved him to the side of the road. I put my back out doing so, and it had the nerve to snap at me. No good deed, eh? My coworkers think I am silly and a little crazy for picking it up. Funny thing, they are all locals – kind of boonies rural area – and I grew up on beaches and in cities. I have no fear of reptiles so I did not think to do anything differently. They all think it is weird.

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Common-snapping-turtle (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Oh well. 🙂

Must go make dinner, hubs is starving to death. HA!

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