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My Garden with Pictures - Part 2

Monday, June 27, 2011

We have our traditional garden with fence around it in which large areas have become shaded by the trees that have grown around it. We are meeting the challenge by planting shade type plants in the shady areas and finding the areas of sun for others. The lack of sun was the reason for the two new areas, the melon mound and the raised beds.

Here is a picture of the summer squash beds which have become quite prolific in the last few days. These were old raised beds.



This are the raised beds with asparagus and sage along with two newly planted cucumber vines. I picked two large cucumbers today.



We just finished planting a whole row of peppers and eggplants. We use old carpet between the rows to keep the weeds down and to make walkways.



The strawberries have some weeds in them. A new project to complete soon.



The peas, carrots, radishes, and greens I planted earlier are looking good.





The beans I just planted a few days ago are starting to sprout. We have about five other bean vines that just came up by itself from seeds dropped from last year's beans.





We have an old hot tub that we turned into a planter. We haven't planted anything in it yet but there is Anise from last year and some flower plants in it that came up by itself. I found out other plants don't like to grow by Anise. That explains why one end of the planter box didn't do well last year.



Overall I'm beginning to think that I am developing a green thumb in my old age! I know it sure has been fun.
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MRDPOLING 7/2/2011 10:24PM

    wow you must have green thumbs up to your elbows!

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HEALTHYARTIST1 6/30/2011 1:25AM

    We just gave our hot tub away but if they don't pick it up I may also grow veggies in mine! What a great IDEA

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AALIYANA1 6/29/2011 1:12PM

    lovely

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DISPATCHER04 6/29/2011 1:07PM

    What a beautiful garden! :) It's obvious how much work you've put into it! :)

I have a brown thumb. :/

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CINDYR457 6/28/2011 11:56AM

    Your garden looks fabulous... lots of work but it all pays off in more ways than one huh? ENJOY the fruits of your labor! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AMBUDMAN 6/28/2011 9:50AM

    WOW! I think I'll drive over and let you share your garden with me, emoticon

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TRAINER_T 6/28/2011 9:21AM

    Its wonderful and nummy too emoticon

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ARLENE_MOVES 6/27/2011 11:54PM

    Beautiful!

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GJSISSON 6/27/2011 11:30PM

    Your garden is much further along than mine - the warm/hot weather we are having now is finally giving everything a chance to grow. I can't wait for things to be ready to eat!!!!

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DANCINCAJUN1 6/27/2011 9:29PM

    wow you have a full time job there .... very neat !! I put my cucumbers on trellis' ... all my garden is in containers.....

Keep up the good work !!

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KERLESS 6/27/2011 8:55PM

    A hot tub container garden, interesting! :) Everything looks great!!

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COOKWITHME65 6/27/2011 5:25PM

    Your garden is starting to look so lush. emoticon

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