Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tuesday Garden Party

I'm wading back into the web-world after a three day hiatus from most things internet.  What a busy weekend: it was filled with family, friends and work.

In order to get in gear for today's Garden Party I had to take a minute to see what was really going on in my garden.  I'm seeing many summer veggie blossoms (cucumbers and squashes).  We're still picking some of our spring veggies (lettuce, spinach, peas and broccoli) but I think those are going to be toast after the heat wave we're getting this week.  My strawberries are just about finished and my potatoes are stretching past the first layer of tires.  Once they get just a bit higher, we'll fill the tire in with dirt and add another tire layer.  We let the potatoes grow up about three layers high.

My basil is taking it's sweet time - I've put it on notice that it has to be prolifically thriving when the tomatoes start coming in!  Hostas, Day lilies and Easter lilies are also blooming.

Hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July weekend!  Here are some pictures of my yard and  garden:

[caption id="attachment_1619" align="alignnone" width="150" caption="Hostas Blooming"]Hostas Blooming[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1618" align="alignnone" width="150" caption="Easter Lilies in Bloom"]Easter Lilies in Bloom[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1610" align="alignnone" width="150" caption="Day Lilies in Bloom"]Day Lilies in Bloom[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1613" align="alignnone" width="150" caption="Itty-Bitty Baby Tomato"]Itty-Bitty Baby Tomato[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1615" align="alignnone" width="150" caption="Potatoes - getting ready to get buried again."]Potatoes - getting ready to get buried again.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1612" align="alignnone" width="150" caption="Still Reaping Peas"]Still Reaping Peas[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1617" align="alignnone" width="150" caption="Cucumber Blossoms"]Cucumber Blossoms[/caption]


  1. What an interesting system for growing tomatoes! We've given up all root crops due to our heavy clay soil. This system might just work for us!

  2. What a lovely garden you have! Thank you for posting the pictures as well--it made it very interesting.

  3. Your garden looks wonderful! We are growing some of our tomatoes that way too - yours look good (ours less so... hoping that the days start to get sunnier and they will perk up)!

    Thanks for sharing!

  4. Just stoppin' by from TGP. Looks like everything is coming along nicely. I have some of the itty-bitty tomatoes in my garden too. They are just starting to turn a yellow-ish orange, so I know they will be red and ready to pick soon. Happy gardening!

  5. Why do you keep burying the potatoes deeper and deeper?

  6. Your potatoes look so much better than mine- they've been suffering from flea beetles and snails. Trying to bring 'em back. Ready for the heat this week! Thanks for sharing at the TGP!