After 3 days of long hours of work (and a little help from others) I managed to rescue the garden. Only about 8 onions got pulled up by mistake.
The beans are growing, along with everything else! The peppers have mini peppers. The lettuce is looking good. So is the basil and sage.
While weeding I found 7 volunteer pear tomato plants!
It's been hot and dry, so we've been watering alot. Mom bought us a big watering can, so now Matthew doesn't have to haul water in strange containers!
I planted rat tail radishes and they are getting huge! The one on the right is as tall as Matthew's tallest sunflower.
Some are crawling up the fence.
They have beautiful delicate purple blooms.
Last weekend I gave up on squash ever growing and ordered more seed (5 varieties) as well as more green beans and my favorite marigold. Yeah, they were faking me out. The very next day the first one popped up. I have 5 pattypan's up, 1 zucchini, and 1 Baby Boo or Jack Be Little. I guess I'll have plenty of seed for next year!
Matthew took time out to haul rocks in his big truck and beautify the front shade garden.
We've found lots of caterpillars (that we did away with), various little beetles, butterflies, and this beauty in the garden. Although things have been munched, we don't seem to have significant damage.
Well, insect damage that is. While Mom was trying to weed the sunflowers, it started to thunder. That's enough to panic Simba, their outside dog. He trampled one of Matthew's sunflowers. That led us to planted more to fill the holes in the line.
Then today we discovered this one has fallen over and that it has a very odd place on the stem. What is it? Anyone know?
This one also has a strange stem. Over all, most of them are doing ok. They grew 6 1/2" this week to top out at 19 1/2".
And finally, Matthew's strawberry plant is doing 10 times better then the ones we bought. I can't wait for these strawberries to ripen! I hope he shares.
Oh and Faith, Matthew wasn't scared by your carrot warning, he laughed!
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