Labradoodle & Goldendoodle Forum
I have a small vegetable garden, about 6' x 10' and always have fun planting it full and awaiting its gifts! I look at it each day and it hardly seems like anything is happening in there, other than the lettuce that we've been enjoying the last few weeks. Well, we were away last week and came home to find that the garden has been hard at work! Here's what I picked:
There were a few tomatoes too, but they were eaten before I got the idea to take a picture!
So there's plenty more cucumbers and green beans coming in, lettuce is still there and we will finish it all, and then I'll try planting more when it's cooler out. The zucchini is looking great and should be ready to pick any day:
I just wish the tomatoes were doing a little better. Last year they were huge compared to how they look this year, although they seem to be doing better and I did pick a few red ones already! Here's the garden:
Lettuce is in front, zucchini to the left, then the cucumbers to the right. Far left would be tomatoes and green beans along with basil, parsley and dill. I always planted the dill seeds in careful lines, but then my Mom reminded me how my Grandmother would just toss the seeds where ever in the garden, and so I tossed too. Now when I cut the lettuce, there's always a little dill in there with it and we love it in the salad! When I taste it, I always smile and think of my Grandmother!
So as I'm picking my goodies from the garden, I'm wondering what are you picking from yours?!
Ricki, I love your gardens! You have so much more to look at than I do. The raised beds really work out well. Love the heart shaped flower garden! I have never heard of clove oil and will check it out. I don't use chemicals around Jack, but still, you need something!! I'd say you have the cutest helper ever! Thanks for posting the photos!!
Thank you! The clove oil works pretty well, not like Roundup but there's no down side other than it has a strong clove smell. I read that some people use it to deter dogs from their gardens because they don't like the smell but today Tara found a small area in the yard that DH had sprayed that I didn't know about and she rolled all over it!! OMD!! Then she reeked of cloves and came in the house and got it on everything. Needless to say it turned into a Tara "bath day" here! So much for my cute little helper! LOL!
Really! They do love to roll in stinky stuff.
Tara's favorites are bird poop, dead worms or slugs and now clove oil! Oh joy!
Given the chance, my two will roll in dead anything but I try to never give them the chance. I fail to see the attraction :)
I love your garden with the raised bed and I am so jealous that you have an assistant. My doodles do not earn their keep. I keep thinking I'll use vinegar on the weeds but I never do. I have a brick front porch that really needs mowing. I bought this gizmo to cut the weeds at the base this year but it's been done once. I'm the only person I know with weeds on the porch.
Thanks F! If you read my post above you will understand why I am reevaluating the need for an assistant! That gizmo looks like a lot of work how about something electric for those porch weeds?
I did read it, fire Tara immediately. Thanks, I do have a string trimmer somewhere that my son left here from when he had a house. But the things are noisy and scare me. The only motorized gizmo I use nowadays is my ride on mower. In years gone by I even used a chain saw but those days are gone I think. Everything else I do with hand tools and I've started getting someone to help a day or two in spring and fall. He does more in a day than I can do in a month : )
I know what you mean about power tools. I don't like the sound either and once they start running it's like they have taken on a life of their own!
A garden guy, huh? That sounds even better! Is he cute?
He's very young and very nice but not exactly my type. Maybe no one is now : )
I understand. :)
I like to roam around the garden/yard with the dogs. But I sometimes like other gardens even better because I can more easily overlook the weeds that need weeding, the deadheading that needs to be done....