Saturday, June 27, 2009

Garden update

This week's harvest. The zuccini are now shredded and in the freezer for future muffins and breads.
This is the main thing I'm growing in my garden. Anyone know what it is and can we eat it?
My peanuts have flowers.
The corn is getting tall.

The zuccini is scary big!
Baby butternut squash. Isn't it cute? I know it is wilted. It doesn't matter when or how much I water, in the middle of the day everything is wilted.
Potato flowers.

20 comments:

Jason said...

that is how my squash looked last year when it got hit with squash bugs, have you dusted your garden or are you going organic? I had hella trouble with the squash bugs last year on everything that was remotely related to them...

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Love all your zucchini! I can't wait! Peanuts, huh? How many will grow on the roots of that one plant, do you know?

Sue said...

Your baby butternut squash is like me in the heat-wilty! Everything looks nice.

helenw said...

I agree w/ Jason - you might have squash vine borer. I usually get one or two, planting a little later in the season usually avoids that whole issue. Your weeds look like some kind of vetch-y legume. You probably can't eat them but your soil will be better for their being there.

RiverBend Farm said...

I finally turned the chickens out in my garden except for the watermelons and that's going to be soon. It's so hot here, we couldn't keep anything from ruining. The heat just sucked all the life out of the garden. Pretty sad.

Christy said...

Jason and Helen, thanks for the heads up. I will check them later today to see if that is what it is. It has also been really hot and dry here. It hasn't rained in a month here.

Helen - When do you usually plant squash?

Carol said...

Have any extra 5 gallon pails? Put one between the plants. Put small weep holes in the bottom so they can keep the area damp during the hottest part of the day. Just keep them full.

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Christy said...

Carol - thanks for the great idea! I will get some buckets tomorrow.

linda m said...

Your garden is looking good. Can't wait for the zucchini bread.

Gail said...

You are taking this farming seriously! Squash bugs, you can use a soap spray or Sevin Dust.

Wendy said...

We're having the opposite problem - it's been raining for a month here ;). It's good for the garden ... but not so much for my need to do laundry. Even the ducks are starting to complain :).

I have a feeling we'll be seeing another "late" frost this year.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Everything is looking great Christy, even with your dry conditions and extreme heat. I bet you are wilting, too, eh?

Call me crazy, but that stuff you asked about, looks oddly enough like your peanut plant. lol! Wouldn't that be funny if you have wild peanuts growing?

~Lisa

Christy said...

Lisa, it is somewhat similar to the peanut plant, but different enough that it isn't peanuts. It could certainly be in the same family though.

I checked the squash and didn't see any signs of squash bugs. I think it is just the extreme heat and dryness taking it's tool. I did find a tomato hornworm today though. I may have to pick my unripe tomatoes and let them ripen in the window.

Welcome To Wilmoth Farms said...

YUMMMM our garden is coming to life too! And with weeds as well!. I thought about planting peanuts...I think that owuld be cool! Let us know how it goes!

warren said...

I can't wait to see my peanuts bloom...we're still behind you of course...berries look great too!

Jennifer said...

Garden looks good! We are having a problem with zucchini this year. Some develop just fine but others start too then shrivel up and turn yellow. A Google search suggests it is a pollination problem. We have never had this problem before! Growing peanuts, how neat!

CeeCee said...

Don't know what your lovely weed is, so I wouldn't eat it. :)
Potato flowers means baby potatoes are forming--yippee!
Zucchini bread is just about all you could do with those monsters. Enjoy. Anything made with flour, sugar, and butter is my favorite.

Christy said...

CeeCee - we don't actually like zucchini, so it is being grown just for bread. I have 7 bags of shredded in the freezer and 2 more monsters to shred. At least that has been a success. We aren't overwhelmed with zucchini but we got some.

helenw said...

I plant them as early as I can and then every couple weeks plant a few more. My garden is diverse enough now that I rarely have any issues w/ bugs, but I usually lose one or two early plants to a borer.

Kelly said...

Your garden looks wonderful. :) I wish we had had time to have one this year...it just didnt happen for us.