8.18.2011

My Garden Life {Week 5}


This week in the garden we're seeing green things turn to yellow and red things, and that always makes this pseudo-gardener do the {happy dance}! We also picked the all of the squash that self-planted because the vines were starting to die and some of the squash were starting to look a little sad. Could this (in addition to the cooler, crisper mornings) possibly mean that fall is on the way? I do hope so! For more garden glory, visit No Ordinary Homestead's Garden Link-up each Friday.

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I failed to mention that last summer we transplated some raspberry plants from a friend's yard - and this summer, we're reaping the benefits of those free plants!

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On the left you see the biggest of the gourds, and the one on the right is the smallest

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9 comments:

  1. Oh, Carrie! HOW could you forget to mention the RASPBERRIES?!? They are the crowning glory of ANY yard or garden...I can't wait to get some of my own! (And then hope the deer don't eat them...)

    Loving your tomatoes too! :)

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  2. Your gourds are awesome. Love the way they look. :)

    When you transplanted the raspberries, did you have to do anything special to them? How deep did you dig? We discovered some growing outside of their garden and they are the best raspberries every. HUGE. Our helper guy failed to see the raspberry plants we had in our garden and they've all been mowed down. But they were getting pretty sad looking anyway over the last few years.

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  3. Hi Carrie, I apologize for posting this here but I can't find an email button on your blog (I must need more coffee!). I was wondering if you'd be interested in having your post "The Countdown" featured on my blog (My Goal is Simple) while I am on vacation? I totally understand if you're not interested but I just loved that post and can really relate to it. I think a lot of other readers will too. Let me know. My email is karen.huffman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. @Jamie - I know, I know! I guess it's because they are against the back fence and we do NOTHING to them - they just grow! Now THAT is the kind of gardening I can handle!

    @Tiffany - As I said to Jamie, we literally took them from our friends yard, dug a small trench along the back fence (maybe a foot down?), stuck the plants in the ground, covered with a clay-heavy dirt and watered. That's it. We haven't even watered them this year, they just took off on their own. I LOVE that kind of plant!

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  5. Love that shot of raspberries in your hand! And that's a lovely tomato, do you have some basil, too?

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  6. Wow, your produce all looks so good. That tomato is making me hungry. It looks like it is one of those with marbled red and yellow flesh. My favorite kind of tomato and the seeds I planted this spring didn't germinate. :(

    The rasberries look so good, too!

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  7. Lovely garden produce! I just got my first raspberry from a plant I planted this spring. Do you have any secret to growing those peppers and gourds?

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  8. @LoARSqred - I have grown basil in the past, but not this year. I've got some stubborn sage that comes back on its own each summer though. A favorite salad for us is a tomato, fresh moz. cheese, and fresh basil with basalmic vinegar sprinkled over it (and some S & P).

    @Caren - I can take no credit for those raspberries because I haven't done a thing to them besides transplant them and give them some water last year. They have taken over their section of the yard all by themselves and I'm so glad! Wish I could give you a magic formula though!

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