Tuesday, June 17, 2014

News from the Veggie Gardens

Welcome to our Tuesday Veggie Garden tour. There is lots going on in the Veggie World. Mom is amazed we are still getting fresh asparagus. Normally it is a spring perennial for us. It comes up shortly after the snow melts and starts to turn into ferns just as it warms up in May. However, here we are in June and Dog Dad is still finding new stalks sprouting. The parents are thrilled, as they love grilled asparagus.

So far, the tomatoes have been loving this wet rainy spring. We were afraid we might have plant rot, but so far there seems to have been enough dry days in between the wet ones that the plants are holding on and thriving.

Mom was sick over the weekend so she hadn't gone out to check on the veggie's progress. She was amazed at how big the zucchini plants had grown. Let me tell you guys in a month, you lose a ball in there and it will be fall before you see it again. What the zucchini takes it keeps.

Next, we have Katy's gardening tip of the week. The parents really don't mean do whatever is necessary to keep the garden's safe. We take our critter patrols seriously. However, Dog Dad made it very clear after I killed a lettuce, OK a couple of lettuce plants this weekend in pursuit of a squirrel that it wasn't OK to kill a plant while protecting it. I am not allowed to jump in the gardens even in hot pursuit of a critter. So, let that be a lesson to all of you eager gardeners doing your best to protect the produce. If you kill it while trying to protect it, they won't thank you. They won’t see the heroic effort you made in chasing off the varmint. All they will notice are the dead plants you killed while trying to defend them.


  1. OMD Our asparagus has been like Ferns for WEEKS now. You are SOOOOO lucky to still have it producing.
    Peeps never see anythingy except THEIR side of the Story, do they?
    We have Tomatoes starting and LOTS of Blooms.
    Wonder what the zucchini do with the balls ?

  2. We so know that killing of produce when trying to protect our garden and that is why she calls me GET OFF THE FLOWER BED. That's gratitude for you.
    Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly.

  3. Looks like your veggie garden is going great. We don't do veggies around here...just flowers.

  4. Your garden looks terrific. Mom is good at making plant rot over here
    Lily & Edward

  5. Well, you must do pretty well in the garden area, even if you occasionally trample something in defense of the plants. Our dogs aren't allowed in the veggie garden area until things are very well established...they've been known to trample things for no really good reason (or perhaps in pursuit of a ball). :)

  6. I think your garden looks great!!
    I am not much for gardening. Especially not veggies!!! I have a few flowers and thats about it!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  7. Do that make Vegemite sandwiches for vegetables?

  8. That's a pawsome garden tip -- the humans will be mad if you kill a lettuce in pursuit of a critter! We will take note of that. Keep up the good work with the garden -- looks pawsome!

  9. When we had a garden plot in the community garden, I saw a mole and I had such a time making sure Mr. N didn't see it. Didn't want him ripping up everyone's gardens!


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