Thursday, July 22, 2010

kinderGARDEN Thursday: week 15

Yesterday I tried to upload pictures to a new post. An hour later it was still trying. I then tried to log out. It thought forever and never logged out. I tried to do stuff in my email account. It refused. I ran my antivirus program and for the second time it shut off the computer. Why am I sharing this on a kinderGARDEN Thursday? Because I've decided to take my computer to the experts to get sorted out. That equals no pictures. :(

From my Mom's computer I'll talk a little about what I would have said. I would have said that I'm in the mid-summer slump, where the garden isn't performing fast enough, it's too hot, it's become been there done that might as well not water it and be done with it-slump. But Matthew is still enthusiastic about watering and I know I'd be sad if the garden died, so I decided to shake things up this week. Matthew and I went out and planted radishes and carrots for our winter crop. Matthew is very excited about the carrots as he has decided he loves them this summer. After we planted we got a HUGE thunderstorm, so we'll see if the seeds got floated out of the pots or if they just got some good rain water.

The only thing growing in the garden at the moment is peppers. There is several sizes and finally one has been on the bush long enough that it is RED! Phil will be happy to see that when he gets home. The tomato plants that have grown to the whopping 2 to 3 feet tall, have been flowering, but not setting fruit. Now one of them looks like it has some sort of tomato wilt. Sigh. I will say I have been truly amazed by the differences in the varieties, just in looks.

The Inadvertent Farmer had a guest speaker, Susan, today. You can read the post here. Susan talks about good garden design, or some of her favorites. I would love to be able to just read the post and implement the design in my yard, but unfortunately I do not have the talent. Maybe some day I can afford to pay someone to help me move my beds into more interesting arrangements.


Erin said...

Wow, I understand how you feel! Every time I walk outside it's a steam oven, have to wait to garden until about 7 pm, then the mosquitoes are out! This time of year everything is either getting overgrown, ripped out, or damaged by bugs! It's a good thing we have those "little people" underfoot that don't see all the things WRONG with the garden! If it wasn't for the kids sometimes, I don't think I would get out at all in this heat!

Angela said...

I read the guest speakers blog and I'm going to disagree with your statement that "your not talented enough to move your beds into an arrangement." I would be more than happy to sit with you and either adapt a pre-existing arrangement or help creae a new one. This is something I'm planning on doing when I buy land using your flower donations. :)

The author said...

Erin, I'm so glad I'm not the only one who has a slump at this time of year!

Angela, well, maybe I can design something, but perhaps the problem is the support of the husband who loves his lawn and doesn't want it mucked up by bushes and flower beds all over the place! Hence beds tucked around trees and the propane tank!

Angela said...

I see, now the truth comes out. Maybe you could try to negotiate for more space. Barring that maybe you can convince me to buy some property close to yours and then you can take over my yard, of course, I have ideas for plants and gardens as well so we would have to negotiate space but I'm sure there won't be any "husband that loves his lawn" to content with (I could be wrong but......)!!! :)

inadvertent farmer said...

Good morning! Its Thursday again...

Just a reminder that we are getting near the end of the kinderGARDENS series and I'm urging everyone to link up as often as possible with their best posts. Soon the judges will be looking them over!

Have a happy Thursday! Kim