Tuesday, July 12, 2011

How does your garden grow?

These pics were taken weeks ago before those yucky storms came in. One was so bad that one of our doghouses came apart while flying up in the air. It was like Dorothy's house in the Wizard of Oz!

Last week, we worked for hours in the garden, now that its dry. We ripped out the squash, green beans, pulled what was left of the turnips and re-tilled the ground. We replanted in hopes for healthier plants and funny thing- we're praying for rain again....after praying for rain to stop just a few weeks ago! :-) Funny how that works.

 My garden has struggled this year, but its still earned its keep. We've had fresh turnips several times, swiss chard about 3 or 4 times, squash twice, zukes many times, potatoes a couple of times, beets once, and several salads.

Our peppers never came up- strange. Our corn was knocked over in a storm, twice, and try as I might to "fix" them, their root systems must have been injured because the ears are about 1/3 normal size. But the stalks will still make for pretty fall decorations :-)

I have leeks, beets, chard, zukes, cherry tomato plants, yellow pear shaped tomato plants, carrots, mint and other herbs, growing right now. And that injured corn.

hail from the storms
We've planted more beets, bunching onions, butternut squash, pumpkin, watermelon, cantaloupe, celery, radishes,sunflowers, and kohlrabi. I will try to replant lettuce for fall.


Joy said...

I know just how you feel! After losing our WHOLE garden twice last year to hail, we gave up. This year our garden has faired better we have had hail once and I prayed so hard and am very thankful it didn't hurt anything. We have replanted quiet a bit too, but had it planned that way as well. I am also planting lettuce for fall, however I am planting some now and putting it in a container on my covered front porch I think as long as we keep it well watered and shaded it should grow fine for us now ;)! Thats what I am hoping anyway. I LOVE to garden, and I LOVE how the Lord provides, and pray that our garden and yours produces LOTS in from out replanting!
ps I am so thankful the Lord knows RIGHT where Im at, in the garden,in my home, in everything we need!

Donna said...

Thank U for your prayers- we will pray for you as well.

Yes- I remember how things went for you last year. Horrible!! I can't believe the damage those little pieces of ice can do! Meanies!