Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Keeping Up With Mom's Veggie Garden

We went out to check on Mom's Veggie gardens yesterday. The weather has been odd, wet to the point of being almost tropical to really hot and dry this weekend.

The tomatoes have grown past the first level of their crates cages and seem to be liking this strange weather. They are at the highest point of all the three veggie gardens so they get the best drainage when the rains come fast and hard. This might be why the rain hasn't been as much of an issue for them, although heavy rains have caused the plants here to rot in the past. Mom isn't complaining.

So far, the middle garden is also thriving. The peppers and zucchinis are having a good summer so far. Mom is hopeful about the peppers. They've had a rough few years. She is hoping the new methods Dog Dad tried are going to bring them around.

The back gardens are having the most challenges. This is the lowest point in the yard and also the darkest. With the heavy rains and thus fewer bright shiny days the plants back here are not having as good a time. Dog Dad noticed a couple of lettuce plants had died over the weekend. However, the zucchini seem to be thriving despite the challenges.

Mom thought she had an infestation of weeds growing in the back garden. Turns out the trees sneezed and dropped all their pollen on our gardens. Who knew trees needed tissues.


  1. Looks like the garden is coming along really well. Have a nice day.

  2. Well the veggy patch is looking good. Paws crossed for a bumper harvest. After two bad Summers we are hoping for a good one this year. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. sneezing trees??? Wow! I never knew that!!!

  4. Hopefully the weather will settle down and things will start to grow like crazy

  5. Your hostas are big. We love tomatoes and fresh salad greens.
    Your garden looks so organized. Today in Cincinnati it feels like Fall. But we love the cool weather.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  6. Aaawww look at you two!! You're the cutest guards ever

  7. If you sneak anything don't get caught.
    Lily & Edward

  8. Sneezing trees! LOL! Maybe they have allergies too!

  9. Wow, living green. Don't let Jan visit or your garden will die. She has a black thumb and has only to look at greenery...

  10. You two are doing a great job snoopervising the garden activity!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo


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