Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Garden is thriving after rain and milder weather

 Our garden is really growing now the the extreme heat has abated. We finally had to take the row cover off the squash because it was hovering off the ground so that insects could get underneath. Also, it was time to let the bees in to pollinate the flower. If this didn't happen, we wouldn't have any squash.

And our cucumbers are blooming nicely.

We are beginning to have more eggplants now. They aren't large enough to harvest, yet, but I think they will be before frost.

We are quite proud of our gourd tower. It looks better every day.

And our gourds are going to be larger than I expected.

Our line of sunflowers are particularly inspiring to us. It's hard to believe they grew so large in so short a time.


And bright.

The kale we covered with the row cover for protection. The greens are one of the things I am most excited about.


  1. Your fall garden is coming along just beautifully!

  2. Oh my, I just love your photos today! That close-up of the eggplant with the pink blossom is so neat - I mentioned before that I never knew eggplants had blossoms, until I read your blog.

    I like the photo of the gourd, too - I am always amazed that something like that can grow, without popping off the vine.
    And the sunflowers - simply gorgeous!
    I could see all three of those photos in a calendar, they are that beautiful.
    Just the sight of a sunflower puts a smile on my face.
    Your garden has been such an inspiration to me, thank you for sharing. We may be trying a small garden, next year, because of your helpful tips. Have a great night,

  3. Joanie, I hope you do try a small garden. It wouldn't have to be large at all and anything you grow seems like a victory. Thank you so much for your comments!

  4. Thanks for the encouragement, Deberah! Our goal is to start a small one, thanks to your blog site and all your great ideas. Thank you so much, it is one of the highlights of my day,

  5. ps to Deberah: I loved your post on the duct tape for Halloween - 'the page' would not let me make my post! I will be going by Michael's, so many great ideas. Thank you so much,