Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Garden Progress

Due to our abundant rain and sunshine, the garden has been doing well.

Here are a few photo's...


Winter Squash. I had planted these into the ground holding my breath. I half expected the slugs to find them before they got this big.



Cherry tomatoes


Tomato plant and green beans.



Mediterranean (Israeli) melons



Eggplant



Cucumber


Friend or foe? I checked my Texas Bug book and couldn't identify.



Zucchini



Baby watermelon


Melon patch.


The melon vines are spreading like wildfire. We pulled weeds today and found a snake. Tomorrow, I'll catch the plants early and spray them with a combination of Dawn dishsoap and Cayenne pepper. So far so good, on keeping the aphids under control. I have a lot of space around my bell peppers and hope to do some companion planting beside them soon.

6 comments:

Ann Flower said...

Nice blog. You seems to be a great lover of garden art like me. It was nice going through your blog.

Pat aka Posh said...

Wow! your garden is doing really well.. its ahead of mine.. cukes and tomato blooming but no fruit yet.. but then I'm sure you got yours planted much sooner then I could.. wish I could see it in person.

It looks like you'll get to help eat fresh pea's, beets and swiss chard when you get here.
and your eggplant is the same kind as I planted.. white ones are so sweet and good. yum!

Patty said...

The garden looks so nice! I love how cute the egg plant is. How have the squirrels been? Are they leaving everything alone?

Helen said...

So far, so good with the squirrels. After the stunt with the uprooted cantaloup and watermelons, no more problems. I'm thinking it may be the pepper/soap spray? Or maybe my owl decoy being moved everyday? or those swinging CD's in the wind? Or maybe my dog is spooking them? All the above?

Laura said...

Dear Henen,
Thanks for stopping by my blog! I have another little tip that works great on aphids. I fill a spray bottle with 1 cup vegetable oil, 1 1/2 cup water and 2 teaspoons of dish soap. Spray it on the leaves in the evening every few days. I understand that it suffocates them and will leave your flowers looking beautiful. By the way, are those your daughters at the top of your blog...they are too precious! I look forward to reading more about you and your adventures!
Blessings,
Laura

Helen said...

Hi Laura,

My daughter has the short hair, and that's her sister-in-law in the blue dress. We volunteer at an 1800 living history museum, so it's our 2nd home away from home (we're homeschoolers)

Nice meeting ya! I'll be noseing into your blog too! =)