Sunday, July 8, 2012

Monday's Harvest and Update on the Garden

It's almost Monday so close enough. Here is the only picture I took of the harvests this week. It is just tomatoes and peppers but a few more than last week.
I have started to plant a few more things in the empty spots in the garden. Here in the bed that the carrots never came up in I have planted a few cucumber seeds and some more beans.
In with them are the basil, thyme and oregano. The basil and oregano really  need to be harvested again.
Here is the bed where the squash have died off. I haven't decided what to put in here yet. Right now it is growing nasturtiums and although they are edible, I think I can put it to better use.
These are the tomato jungles. Three beds that basically all look the same. There are more tomatoes than you can see in the pictures but I had harvested all the red ones.
Here is the sunflower seed head. It will have a few seeds anyway. 
 I do have a few tomatoes on the porch as well (besides the ones in the hanging baskets. One of them has its first tomato just starting. I bought these in smaller pots marked down for $2 each. I figured I would get at least $2 worth of tomatoes out of them. I have transplanted them into these larger pots and am going to see how well they do on the porch. Our porch is quite sunny almost all day. These have grown quite a lot since I bought them.

Phil and I have been doing the usual work plus cutting back bushes, fighting wasps in those bushes and I have made 3 quarts of yogurt so we can have enough for more yogurt pops!
Join everyone at Daphne's Dandelions for more harvests....tomorrow, I will be busy in the morning taking Michelle to register at Augusta Tech.

14 comments:

  1. It's getting to that time of year when I see everyone posting pictures of ripe tomatoes, and I get twitchy because mine are still obstinately green! I made some Basil pesto yesterday - maybe you should do the same since you evidently have some fine Basil.

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    1. Yeah, I'll be making more pesto. I have a couple of batches to make as I have another plant besides this one.

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  2. Hi Becky,

    Glad to see your garden is still productive even with the heat you have been having! My tomatoes in the greenhouse are finally producing flowers-so far behind this year with all the rain we have had here-can’t wait for them to start producing!!

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    1. We have begun to think the weather people haven't got a clue what the weather will be like tomorrow. They keep telling us we are going to drop back to 90F but we never seem to get there.

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  3. There's no 'just' about those tomatoes and peppers - they look great, particularly to someone who, at this time of the year, would have to pay $9.00 a kg for something that tasted of cardboard.

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  4. Looks good Becky. Seems you have a bunch of tomato plants! The ones in the pots were a deal at $2!

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  5. Hi Becky! Your tomato plants are thriving nicely in the heat! I like how you continue to plant things in your garden. I love home made yogurt! I use it in my bread recipe. Stay cool! Blessings from Bama!

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  6. I'm working on getting the empty parts of the garden filled up. I tried to start seeds while I was gone, but only some came up. I'm sure they didn't like the heat up there.

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  7. Strange to think that our growing season is so far behind yours. My tomatoes are just starting to get tiny green tomatoes on them. Unless it's lettuce or spinach, I can't harvest anything yet.

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  8. Hi Becky, it was so nice of you to stop by and thank you for the sweet comment on Lucy's toy kitchen. Have a wonderful day. Steve
    P.S. I am your newest follower . . . I'm trying to develop my followers list so, if you would like to follow me back, my feelings sure wouldn't be hurt, LOL.

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    1. I'm pretty sure I already did click your "follow" button. Thanks, love your work!

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  9. Love your pics, Becky. You sure are lucky to have your bounty.

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  10. What a lovely rose,the tomatos look good too.

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