In The Vegetable Garden

With the flower beds in front of the house looking so much better I was feeling pretty good about the work so far this summer Even after getting rid of the weeds and planting the first round of new flowers there was still work going on out there. But in the vegetable garden things were not going well at all!

In the vegetable garden

In the vegetable garden

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Author: Elizabeth

I'm a wife, mom, and grandma (known as Bam) who loves cooking, baking, gardening, and all things that go into making a cozy coop for my brood. I have a disability so you may pick up tips on how to do things when some things just don't work right!

50 thoughts on “In The Vegetable Garden”

  1. uhhhh the joys of having a garden. I don’t know what is going on this year but the weeds are growing like, well, WEEDS. I can barely keep up with them in the flower beds and parking pad. It hasn’t been the case in the past. Of course there have been weeds but I’ve been able to keep up, not this year. I was thinking the other day, I love a veggie garden, but glad one wasn’t possible this year because the weeds would have been unmanageable.

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      1. That’s the thing people who don’t have chronic pain don’t get. You make plans but then the pain decides to change them. I had a friend for many years. She moved but was back visiting her mom. We made plans to meet at a Big Boy one evening. But that’s when I was REALLY bad with the RSD and I had to cancel. She never spoke to me again.

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    1. This June has been much hotter and MUCH drier than usual. And I didn’t really take care of the garden because I was fussing over the flower beds. But I’m praying the vegetables will forgive me and thrive.

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      1. I gave them a really good drink last night and then, of course, it rained. But the rain wasn’t enough so I’m glad I watered. I’ll just keep working with them and pray!

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      2. Yay, you got it! I did the same! I followed myself to see what my posts look like in the Reader. After I got the new link. I didn’t see any of my new posts. It dawn on me that I had to follow my new link, so I put my new link in the Reader search!!

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    1. Usually by now my tomato plants are over 3 ft. tall and so are the peppers. My peas and beans are darn near ready to pick. This year I will be amazed if I get anything but strawberries and a few peas. Ah well. There’s always next year.

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  2. Good luck on your second round of seeds! πŸ™‚ Some of my hot peppers and tomatoes are stunted too; not sure why. I plan put some fertilizer down, so maybe that will help. But some others nearby are growing, so it’s really puzzling why some are and some aren’t.

    Your peppermint looks great! πŸ˜€ I wish I could grow it; every time I’ve tried, it died on me. πŸ˜…

    I finally figured out how to make your blog email me so I won’t miss your posts! I think. We’ll see. πŸ˜‚

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    1. I got one zucchini and a few cucumbers to come up. I’m going to try to weed out there tomorrow and then plant more peas and give the beans another shot. If I want to can tomato sauce I’ll have to get tomatoes from the farmers markets.

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      1. LOL – salads and sandwiches only! πŸ˜„

        What kind of tomatoes were you growing? I went a bit nuts with tomatoes this year, trying new varieties. Black krim and purple Cherokee being two of them. And my parents wanted the usual beefmaster and sweet cherries. πŸ™‚

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      2. Oh! That’s great! πŸ˜€

        I will! I have some seeds, but I didn’t plant any this year; I think I will next year. πŸ™‚ I tried last year, but last year’s tomato crop didn’t do well at all. I’m not sure what went wrong. This year is going good so far. I wish I had thought about planting some of those this spring.

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      3. Pete started working insane hours this summer so I lost my best worker. And spending so much time in the flower beds really messed me up. Do plant your seeds next year. They make the very best canned tomatoes and sauces.

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      4. Oh no; does that mean that he may not be able to attend the wedding?

        Oh my; I hope that you get back to normal soon!

        I shall! πŸ˜€ I love tomatoes, and especially the sauces. I’d love to make homemade sauce sometime. I usually just buy Ragu or Preggo… πŸ˜… I’m sure homemade would be amazing.

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      5. He didn’t think he’d make it to the rehearsal dinner but he did! And he’ll be there for the wedding. He won’t be able to stay all day but he’ll be there for the ceremony!

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