Friday, June 18, 2010

The Garden is Coming Along

I'm back!  We were out of town all last week visiting my husband's family in North and West Texas.  We got back on Friday and we discovered that we have mice again.  The joys of living near corn fields.  They chewed through our Ethernet cable in the garage so I've been internet-less for a few days - it's now up and running again.

We have our first harvest!!!!!!  Behold!

Squash, zucchini, jalapeños and cucumber

The garden is going gang-busters.  It still amazes me how much these plants can grow in a week.  To recap, we are growing:
  1. Tomatoes (several varieties)
  2. Tomatillos
  3. Bell peppers
  4. Hot peppers (several varieties)
  5. Yellow straight-neck squash
  6. Zucchini 
  7. Vining cucumbers
  8. Okra (LOTS)
  9. Blackberries
  10. Strawberries
We also identified the mystery plant that we found growing in a forgotten planter.  It was yellow squash.  But I am sad to update that it is dead.  While we were gone, a friend of ours watered the garden.  However, we forgot to tell him about the squash hidden in the planter stuck behind a patio chair and it burned up.  Alas.

But here's the progress of what we have so far:

Our jalapeños are growing nicely.

The cucumbers are coming along.

Tomatillos in full bloom.

Some yellow pear tomatoes.

Okra goin' wild.

Our squash, zucchini and cucumber.

The birdhouse D put up on Sunday.

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