Monday, June 15, 2009

Monday Garden Club

Get your gardening gloves and knee pads ready. It's time for another installment of Monday Garden Club.

So, the gardener thinks it's great that we live on a busy road because he can put things out on our lawn for sale and they usually sell within a few days. His version of Craigslist, I guess. This weekend he put a crappy old sailboat out that has been taking up valuable space in our shed. A guy comes to buy it, notices our huge garden in the front yard and offers my husband worm castings in exchange for the crappy old boat. We were only asking $250 for the boat so that doesn't sound too unreasonable to me but the gardener declined and said he'd rather have the cash. The guy came back with his wife and made an offer of $175 and the gardener took it but forgot to ask for a bucket of worm castings. Guess who's in the dog house?

Now that I have that out of my system, on with the show!


Rear garden
(sunflowers, tomatoes, peppers, etc.)


Radishes with a big nasty thistle right in the middle


Spinach, almost ready to pick and eat!

Pole beans almost ready to start climbing

Sugar snap peas

Kohlrabi in the front and pickling cucumbers in the back. I had to replace several of the cucumber plants due to frost. :(

Foreclosure procedings have begun on my poor Mortgage Lifter tomato.

The other tomatoes are doing well.

First of the ripe strawberries. I hear it was delicious!

Raspberry bushes full of blooms

Now for all you gardeners out there who wish to participate, either leave a comment on what's growing in your yard, or post a Monday Garden Club update on your blog. Don't forget to drop your link in the comments, I'll add you to this post.

Participating Bloggers


Riot Kitty said...

I'm so jealous - especially of the strawberries!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

I'm always jealous when I see your garden. It looks great.

Such Lovely Freckles said...

Well, I don't have any pictures right now, but I'm concerned to report, that my raised beds are overflowing, and I'm not sure what to do about it, besides being thrilled that everything grows so beautifully. :)

Anonymous said...

Seriously, once I ready that you sold it for less than your asking price I thought in my head "well plus the above mentioned worm castings makes it a good sale/deal" then I read on ... totally a man thing to not think of that. B would have never thought about it either ... and be in the dog house! Ha. BTW, your garden looks great; you could sell some of it at the 'Burg Farmers Market. ;) --L

sheila said...

Awesome! My cuc's didn't make it either. Of course they are still IN the garden because I'm thinking maybe a miricle will happen, lol.

loved the mortgage lifer tomato blurb. Now THAT was funny :)

Am I supposed to have hay/straw as ground cover? Maybe that would help keep out weeds?

I hate thistle.

Rachel said...

Oh man, I would LOVE to have strawberries and raspberries!!! You know I'm no gardener, I just follow you vicariously... BUT, my mom gave me a tomato plant and a cucumber plant in a pot and they're still alive TWO WEEKS LATER!!! Seriously, this is a huge success for me! Can I be in the club now!

Aliceson said...

Sheila, yes, so far so good with the straw. Keeps the moisture in too.

Rachel, of course, join the club! One year when we had a postage stamp yard, I successfully grew tomatoes and cukes in pots. You can do it, have a little faith... well you know what I mean. ;)

Gift of Green said...

Your pictures are so wonderful. It makes me want to run, don't walk, to some place a little less congested and a lot more wide open then our suburban Virginia existence.