Monday, June 24, 2013

Garden Update 6-24-13

As always, you can click on a picture to make it larger.

First icicle radishes

The acorn squash is spreading out and getting huge!

Something is eating my fairytale eggplant, but the flowers are lovely.

First Melrose peppers

Flowers on icicle radish that is going to seed.
Supposedly, if you let icicle radishes go to seed near zucchini, squash bugs will stay away. 
We'll see!

Baby zucchini

Tomato row

First of many (Rutgers)

The Heinz is huge! 

My poor, pathetic Red Haven peach tree.


Watermelon isn't doing much yet.

Beautiful nasturtiums 

French marigolds

Garden 2013

Friday, June 7, 2013

Bought Another Pepper...

I was at Walmart earlier and of course, went to look at vegetable plants.

I ended up picking up a "yummy snacking pepper". According to the picture on the tag, they should be like the ones in the bags in the produce section. Small, sweet and very easy to eat.

Pepper overload coming...

4 orange bell peppers
2 chocolate bell peppers
2 Melrose peppers
4 jalapenos

and now this one...

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Garden Update: June 3rd

We added three bales of straw to the garden beds (except for the bean bed).
Preen was also spread before the straw was added.

First tomato blossoms (Box Car Willie)

Baby acorn squash! 

However... I discovered that I am still very allergic to straw.
I did an internship at a horse breeding farm in 2001 and could not be in the barns when they were cleaning the stalls. I would start wheezing, could feel my airways closing, got itchy, etc. It was bad enough that it was diagnosed "straw-induced asthma". I had to take allergy pills and use an inhaler.

Yeah, happened this time too, even with an allergy pill. Just shaking flakes out into the beds.

When I came in, I showered and just left  my clothes in the laundry basket.

The next morning, I could barely breathe. I threw the clothes in the wash and vacuumed the bedroom. I started feeling better almost immediately. 


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