Saturday, July 21, 2012

Companion Plants?

Is morning glory a companion plant to pole beans? Haha - it sure likes my pole beans!

Yes I'm in the East garden weeding this morning and have discovered why the farmers around here strongly dislike morning glory. I always thought it was pretty but today I'm a farmer and zi would have to agree! Lol

Hope everyone is having a nice weekend.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Around the garden - weeds and all!

Well here's a few updated views of the West and East gardens, bee garden and herb garden.

We are battling squash bugs really bad but have gotten a ton of zucchini already thankfully. The bugs really seem to like the spaghetti squash plants and pumpkins - we will see if they survive. My Uncle has been spraying them with soapy water and I went around and cut off as many leaves that I could with eggs on them! So we will see - any tips would be appreciated.

Grapes and blackberries are looking pretty good - hope we can keep the birds away.

I have found it very difficult to keep up with the weeding on weekends. It will be so much easier when I get out there full time. So for right now I'm focused more on keeping the weeds away from the plants - walkways and paths can keep the grass and weeds. Saves my back a little!

Anyway - the tomatoes are ripening and this weekend I think I will have enough picklers/cukes to start a 5 gallon crock of pickles! First time making them in a crock!

Have a great day!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Started some Sauerkraut

Well I have so many cabbages ready I decided to make some sauerkraut!! It'll take about 3 weeks but hopefully it will be a good batch!