Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Summer Night Time

Everything is hooked to either auto timers or solar photocells. When it gets dark, the garden automatically gets watered and the lights in the back and front of the house kick on. In the summer usually I am burning up stuff in the fire pit so here is what it looks like in the summer nights:

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Big End of June Update

Everything is up and looking good for the most part. The white bib swiss chard looked like it had some funky disease on it so I pulled them all out and replaced that section of the bed with hot peppers. I haven't had much luck with peppers before but I am going to give them a shot this year. I have a total of 15 now including the pots on the South side of the house. That stuff is really getting warm. It's a bit of a pain to water those more often but you can see the difference between the ones on the bed and in pots on the South side.

The peas have come and gone. They were great in stir fry and just munching on but those have been pulled and zucchini plants have been put in the old pea spot.

Because I am tired of trying to tell people in this area its not too early to plant your warm veggie plants, here is some proof. My tomatoes are starting to produce fruit and the cucumbers are about 5" now. It's not too early in the slightest.

All the Volumtious roses we replaced in the front are blooming. They are our favorite tea hybrid.

Anyway pictures of all are below:

Sunday, June 12, 2011

School's Out, Garden's Up

The sun has been hiding but the temperature seems to be decent. We bought a Butterfly Tree as well as a Juniper tree that will soften the front garden a bit. The Butterfly Tree will be good once we get some stone work to build up the new a shade garden but for now, it is in a bucket. We get our new Honda lawnmower this Wednesday (thanks to my mom) after my old, free one finally rusted right through the entire body. I also picked up five chilli pepper plants, putting them on the South side of the house where it is hot but it is starting to look a little W.T. (aka white trash) on the side with so many buckets.

Monday, June 6, 2011

June Finally Brings Some Sun! (with videos)

After a record of 270 days not reaching over 70 degrees, it finally broke this weekend! The tomatoes are looking good, the cucumbers are surviving, and the beans are up. I also planted some peppers on the South side of the house that gets tons of sun. Everything is in good order for the summer BBQs! Get ready to come on over! (Click to enlarge image)