Monday, July 22, 2013

Full Swing

Been a long time since we rocked and rolled and the blog!

I've had what I would call a large cucumber infestation. They took out my peas then moved on to my beans. Ugh! I think I'm having a bad case of not enough variation of female and make flowers on my yellow squash again. I was plagued by that last year too. My pumpkins are doing great though.

Here's what's up:

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Summer's getting near

Everything's growing and some more are beginning to bloom, like the pumpkin. The peas have already begun producing and are getting plumper and I have a couple small green tomatoes. The blueberries and strawberries are doing great.

I'm also very excited that my canary bird vine is blooming.

I do, however have a couple problems. Problem 1 is some cat using the raised beds as litter boxes. Pretty sure it caused the death of my only two cucumbers. This sent me over the edge. I already don't like cats. I have put sticks in the open spaces it is using in an attempt to deter it. Hope it works!

Problem 2 is either caterpillars or beetles. Haven't been able to quite determine which, but I'm leaning towards beetles. They are eating my artichokes, beans, and have ever so lightly touched my potatoes. I am in process of creating a plan of attack.

Saturday, June 1, 2013


I planted five of my ten peanuts today in place of my pollinator watermelon seedlings. They should be fine between my bush peas and potatoes.

Wish me luck!

Friday, May 31, 2013


More tomatoes courtesy of my grandma!

Thinking of replacing my watermelon plot with some peanuts.

My mom brought me a packet of large peanut seeds with plaster. I had never really paid that much attention to peanut plants, but they seem like an interesting plant. However, they take 130-150 days and need very warm temperarures so I will only plant half the packet. But that should yield about 250 peanuts!