Some lazy days in the garden

by admin on August 11, 2009

I love this time of the year in the garden. Everything is established, hardly any weeds to pull, and no seedlings to baby along. It’s time for watering and harvesting as the various fruits and veggies ripen.

We’ve picked a couple of messes of green beans now. I don’t know what happened to my pole beans this year. Some of them ran runners all the way up the poles, however, a large number of the plants started their runners and then something caused the runners to shrivel and die off. So, I have pole bean plants that look more like bush beans. I’m disappointed because you can get so much more yield out of pole beans per square foot of garden than bush beans because you’re extending your garden space vertically.

Oh well, such are the trials and errors we gardeners go through each year. What works one year might not work out so well the next. With so many factors that can play havoc with our best laid plans it’s no wonder so many people don’t have their own garden.

The tomatoes are really coming on now and it’s finally time to put up some supports for them. A recent string of hot and humid days has done wonders for our tomato and pepper plants. Hopefully we’ll get a nice crop this year.

Anyway, as I was saying, it’s that time of year that we gardeners don’t have much to control. Just weeds and water and the hope for a decent yield. That’s one of the nice things about gardening – the real work is loaded into the spring and first part of summer. After that – you’re on cruise control until it’s time to put the garden to bed for the winter.

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