The garden produces

July 2, 2016 at 3:00 pm 5 comments

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tomato blossoms

The plants are maturing and we’re beginning to reap the rewards. One day I went out and picked a cucumber. I sent a message to my daughter. E. will be happy to see cucumbers. “Can you bring the girls one day soon to see the garden?”

Several days later, they came, ready to see how it looked. Sure enough, there was another cucumber waiting to be picked. E loves cucumbers.

“You need to share that.”

And she agreed.

 

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happy about the cucumber

 

Her sister, A., didn’t want to be in this picture. She wished for one of her own. Industriously, watering the strawberry plants, she got her wish.

 

 

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giving the plants a drink

 

It was a good time of day to water, at early evening. We were having a hot dry spell with no rain so the plants were ready for a drink. We had to fill the small watering bucket again and again. Of course other plants got a drink too while the girls and their Mom were at our place.

The girls might have been surprised to see how the plants had grown. There were even the beginnings of tiny tomatoes. “I saw them, ” E. said. They both love the tiny tomatoes and will be happy to help pick, and eat, them when they’re big enough and ripe.

 

 

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zucchinis starting to grow

We could have quite a lot of zucchinis growing, but no worries. Our family likes zucchini and my daughter, Laura, has one of those spiralizer machines that cuts the vegetable very thin.

 

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mint in a pot

 

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parsley

My parsley plant has seen better days. Here’s hoping I can find another plant to replace it, even this late in the summer. Our granddaughters, even the one with selective taste buds, like to pinch off a piece and eat it right there at the garden

This morning when I went out to take photos of the garden, I saw my neighbour in her yard. After a bit of conversation, I offered her a basil plant and so we got to talking about how to use it.

 

 

 

 

 

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. mfrueh  |  July 2, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    The garden looks great. I’m considering using hoops over my garden next spring. It’s not very popular here in Michigan, but I’d love to try it.

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    • 2. storygal  |  July 3, 2016 at 10:57 am

      Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting. I first saw this kind of garden when someone posted a link to Facebook. I was so excited by the possibility of having a good garden that I showed it to my husband. He built it with his own plan, but using the idea we saw in the post. Our soil is sandy in this area of the city, but we got good garden soil, and it works very well.

      Reply
  • 3. Charlotte Hoather  |  July 22, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    I grew some chives and mint indoors but I must have underwatered them because they didn’t last very long. I helped my parents last weekend it’s hard work gardening!

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    • 4. Carolyn Wilker  |  July 23, 2016 at 12:40 am

      It does take time to care for a garden. Ours is not so huge. How big is the one your parents have?

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      • 5. Charlotte Hoather  |  July 23, 2016 at 9:35 pm

        The back garden is about 12m x 18m, the front is about 9mx8m, my Dad hates gardening 😄. Mum and my Grandad look after it.

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