Monday, July 11, 2011

Monday Garden Club

It's one thing to get up at 5am on a Monday morning to the annoying sounds of the alarm clock, but this morning we were also greeted with an early morning thunderstorm, complete with flickering lights and a frightened Binny.

We DO need the rain since we haven't had ANY in over 2 weeks, but still, I wish for once the rain would come down quietly while we're sleeping as not to interfere with the rest of our summer, which here in Wisconsin never seems long enough.  It's good for the garden though, right?

While we weren't getting any rain all last week, I decided to get my butt out in the garden and do some major weeding.  I still have more to do which is evident by my photos, but it's a huge improvement already.

Kohlrabi, ready to pick.

Bush beans

Baby peaches

The Mulberries on our tree are ripening!  When we noticed the berries a few weeks ago, the Gardener pounded some pipes into the ground and wrapped the whole tree in netting so we could actually eat our berries this year and not lose them all to the birds.  The netting has been working great and every other day, we head out there with a bowl and pick til our fingers are purple.  After last night's picking we had enough to make some yummy mulberry muffins.
Anybody else gardening this week? If so, grab the Monday Garden Club button on my sidebar, paste it to your blog entry and link up below with Mr. Linky.


sheila said...

I'm very impressed with your peach tree!!!!!!!!!! Garden looks great too!

Riot Kitty said...

I keep meaning to hook up w/Mr. Linky! Mr. RK just made me another planter box.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Those peaches and the rest of your garden look great. I think I saw a mulberry tree in the park the other day. I thought it was bad to have a fruit tree in a playground. Glad they were edible anyway.

Shady Lady said...

I love all the space you have to spread things out. Such an awesome garden!

Homschlr4ever said...

I'm so impressed. Emma did build me a raised garden bed but it's really small but it's a start. We live urban so it's not like I've got room to grow big. On the other hand, we have had rain and thunderstorms everyday for the last two weeks and although I would never complain about the rain. I'm a little tired of the lighting hitting close enough to raise the dog's hair. Young, pony, pit bulls aren't happy with that and they go a little crazy, destroying everything in their path.