More from the garden...










"And the LORD will continually guide you, And satisfy your desire in scorched places, And give strength to your bones; And you will be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water whose waters do not fail"  -- Isaiah 58:11

Oooo... These days in the garden right now... It's just the best! The lovely summery days continue. Though we've had some much needed rain now, which we're so thankful for, as it was getting too dry. We've been harvesting the first of our radishes and strawberries! And it looks like we're going to have another great year with the raspberries. And we have apples just starting to turn rosy! We've not had many apples in recent years, so this is exciting, and I hope they will reach maturity. I would love to make apple butter from our own apples this year. The potato plants are bursting out of their raised bed...must be the coffee ground fertilizer we're giving them! Sugar snap peas are coming along nicely. Oh, but we did have some disappointment with our mini cucumbers. They got a disease, became stunted in growth, leaves turned yellow, and, sadly, we had to pull them up. Not sure if we'll try to sow cucumber seeds in another spot, but we'll see...There's a lot of plum tomatoes on the grow... And the lavender is going crazy! We have about ten lavender plants now. We let the bees, butterflies and other critters have the first cut. And then by August I take the second cutting for drying and processing. Everyone gets a bit. Oh, and the The Fairy roses are blooming... Such a blessing, is our little patch here! 

What's growing in your patch or where you are?! 




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  1. Tracy, you are going like crazy there! My three little strawberry plants have yielded exactly three little strawberries! I bet your future apple butter will be wonderful and your radishes look divine. You are having quite the harvest -- aren't you glad you expanded?

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    1. It is by far one of the best growing summers we've had in a long time. If I have to complain, it is still dry sometimes and long between rain, and we are watering "by hand" once/twice per week. But so far, apart from the poor cucumbers, everything is doing so well. And we are sooo glad we expanded things this year... and have plans for more next year! :)

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  2. and seeing and hearing about it is a blessing to us! xo

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    1. That is sooo sweet, Tammy... thank you!! :)

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  3. How fun to see your garden grow. The roses are taking a little rest between bloomings. Tons of tomatoes are coming on. The squash plants are taking over the garden. The daisies are in full bloom. I think there are not many plums on the plum tree this year, but lots of figs will be harvested (unless some critter gets them first).

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    1. LOVE hearing what's happening and growing at your place, Marilyn.! Figs...mmm... We love figs. I wonder if we have the climate for those, though?

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  4. I can't remember if I commented already! I am sorry about the cucumbers! oh bummer!!! I am happy for all the wonderful things of your garden!!! lots of love and prayers for you and yours!!! a big HUG!!!

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth! It was a pity to lose the cucumbers, as we love cucumbers and were looking forward to trying the easy-to-grow mini variety. We might have enough season yet to try again, but we'd have to set up another raised bed, as we can't replant in the one we used. But we'll see!

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  5. Everything it coming along great in your garden Tracy! Sad about the cucumbers. Hopefully you can get another crop in somewhere. We have had no rain at all here in Chester for over a month now. Our grass has turned brown. We have no apples at all on our apple tree and no plums on the plum tree and the pear tree looks like it has gotten some kind of blight. Our buddliea (sp) is also not blooming. Very strange. Sending you much love and huge huggles! Love you! xoxo

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