Monday, July 3, 2017

Harvest Monday; July 3, 2017

Happy Harvest Monday to everyone. Harvest Monday's are hosted by Dave at Our Happy Acres.

Well, this week has been somewhat of a slow one in the garden. My wife and I took a long weekend which has been nice but it seems I'm still not getting everything that I want to get done, done. As I sit here typing this on Sunday evening I am already planning tomorrow ans Tuesday, although I may go golfing or paintball Tuesday as well. Gotta half some fun, right?

As you can see it was slim picking this week. One thing I am kinda surprised about are the cucumbers. The past few years we haven't had good luck with them. Now it looks like pickle making tomorrow. Beyond that everything else is taking its time. Green beans are slowly dying off and I may get a few picked Monday but that's pretty much it for them. I did get the pole beans planted and they have come up. Reminding myself now to spread out the slug killer. I also have a few tomato plants that are struggling a bit, yellowing leaves at the base. One thing I have been particular about this year is weeding and fertilizing. Not sure what it is but I'm keeping my eye on it. I am trying a compost tea from the Blak Cow mix to see if it will help. Onward to other things.

Speaking of compost tea. Filled it with water and stir it once in a while. Pour it out Tuesday and a few plants.

Bee getting his/her thing on.

Pulled the garlic out of this bed and cleaned it up for fall crops.

Guess what? I have a squash plant.

Amazing cucumber bed.

If you look close enough you'll see some green peppers there. 

Second bed of cukes. 

Started cleaning out a few bush beans and got welcomed by some fire ants! Lovely little creatures. 


Tied up the tomatoes and weeded out between them. 

The bush beans are having their last picking soon. 

Garlic I picked. Idiot shadow too :)

Our volunteer onions. They were turning brown on the bottom parts so time to pull them.  

Got a few nice sized ones. 

My volunteer watermelons. 

Those pole beans.

Not sure why a took this crooked? 

Banana peppers starting to set too. 

Front daylilies finally have bloomed. These smell great!

Praying mantis cruising the inside of our umbrella by the pool.

Cabbage and broccoli starts are doing well. Probably transplant the broccoli tomorrow since it's growing so quickly. 

WOF of the Week. Must have fallen asleep reading her nook. 

That's it for this week. Happy gardening. 


  1. Cucumbers are weird. Two years ago I had an epic harvest, about 80 pounds from five plants. I finally stopped keeping track and fed them to the rabbits. Last year, same variety, almost none. This year, it's looking good for cucumbers.

  2. That's a big onion for a volunteer! Many of the ones I bought as plants didn't make onions that big.

  3. So cool, volunteer onions and watermelon. It looks like you got a few watermelons out there. Every year I forget how troublesome bush beans are to pick, but they sure are tasty. You've had good harvests from yours, are you going to plant more bush beans?

    1. No, I planted some pole beans as replacements for the bush variety. Hopefully they'll grow out before they get eaten by friendly critters. :)

  4. Looks like some nice things going on in your garden! Some of my harvests were down this week also due to heat and lack of water. Shame on me not getting the hoses out there quick enough. I didn't have room for pole beans, I planted cuckes and melons on the trellises, so just planted more bush beans. Maybe next year I'll have more bean space.

  5. The cucumber plants look impressive! Our outdoor ones are only just getting over being transplanted, it seem to take them weeks, but under cover the little slicing ones do better