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Monday, August 5, 2013

Gardening!!!! Bah Humbug!!!!


I dug up some of the potatoes.  Harvested one cucumber and some cherry and sungold tomatoes.  I am getting a little bit of this and that but not much extra of things for preserving! Bah humbug!


The fence we put up to keep Coco out of the green beans did not keep her out.  She kept crawling through openings that were large enough for her to get through.  I gave up and tore them all out.  I have some planted elsewhere in the garden and hope I will get a few to eat from there.  I also have a few pole and scarlet runner beans growing in the garden.  I had planted the yellow summer squash and the zuchini in 5 gallon pots.  Since I had too many growing  in the pot, I pulled out some and planted them out of the garden area thinking maybe they would be safe.  HAHAHA  I had one yellow squash I was about ready to pick and then Coco got sick about 15 to 3AM one morning.  Yep, she had eaten all of that yellow summer squash and it must have been too much for her little tummy.  I had given her a few cut up pieces of squash in the house before but this must have been overload!!  Needless to say I did not want to clean up anymore messes at 3AM so pulled all the ones outside of the fenced garden area and threw them away.  Yep! I still love my little furbaby!


I am harvesting a cuke or two right along but not enough to make any refrigerator pickles or freezer dills. Bah humbug!


A few blueberries from the one bush that is producing.  There are just a few more out there yet.  Bowl of blackberries.  The two bushes are really producing a lot this year.  Two bad we are not real fond of them!  I will probably make jam or blackberry syrup out of them.  Or a pie!


The cherry tomatoes are really producing well.  I am getting a few sungold too and I really like them.


Isn't this ugly!  The three tomatoes had these ugly spots on them.  The rest of the tomatoes seem to be okay now.  Something had eaten that hole in the green pepper too. (Wasn't Coco either!) Bah humbug!


Lettuce, two cukes and four strawberries!!!! The strawberries were a nice treat for "wonderful gardener" and I to share! 


This is a fine how do you do!!!  I have two dwarf Asian pear trees.  On one the pears seem to be fine.  On the other a lot of them are cracked like this one in the picture.  Why!!!???  We were trying to water them because we didn't get rain for quite awhile and then we did get some rain.  I wouldn't think it was from too much water but what do you think???? Bah humbug!


The Hibiscus has started to bloom.   I will end on a positive note with this picture.  Is it time to put the gardens to bed for the winter yet!


26 comments:

Daphne said...

Sorry not yet. It seems you are having as much trouble as I am right now. I hope my harvests pick up soon.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Daphne, At least we can sympathize with each other! Thanks for commenting! Nancy

nutmeg gardener said...

Oh Nancy, I am sorry you are having a bad year! Me too but I don't think quite like yours! I don't have a marauding ball of fur in the mix. But your post did make me laugh too! I sure hope things improve for you!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi nutmeg gardener, I don't think you and I are the only ones having a bad gardening year! Of course my furbaby is not helping any! Thanks for commenting! Nancy

Annie*s Granny said...

My Otto upchucks all of his veggies, too. Nothing worse than that sound of "aaack, aaack, aaack" at 3 in the morning. He has a doggy door, but never seems to make it outside in time! Annie loves her veggies, and has a stomach of iron, thank goodness.

I'm sorry your gardening experience hasn't been very good this year. Next year will be better....I promise!

Felecia Cofield said...

It seems like all of us gardeners are having a difficult time this summer! Too much rain, not enough rain, furballs and critters, bugs, you name it! I just want to get in that jungle and pull all the weeds so I can make a fall garden! I don't know if that is going to happen! Your harvests are not that bad! Enjoy your week! Blessings from Bama!

Lisa said...

I second Felecia and your other commenters! I don't have a beloved furry friend eating our garden, but its been a crazy year nonetheless. We're about ready to say goodbye to our summer garden here too. Haven't produced near anything to preserve like the last couple of years. Hang in there Nancy, and continue to enjoy what you do have.

Jenny said...

I'm sorry to hear that you baby got sick on the squash - but at least it was tasty at first! and your "ugly" are eaten by squirrels when they're green, or at least that's what I see on mine.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Annie*s Granny, I will hold you to that promise! LOL Thanks for commenting! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Felecia, I guess misery loves company but I hope you can get your garden weeded soon and your fall one planted. Thanks for commenting! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Lisa, Thanks for the encouragement. We do enjoy the bits we get and it seems like there others not having a good gardening year also. Thanks for commenting! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Jenny, I think my furbaby is a little pig! I never see a squirrel in our yard but I have seen a chipmunk once in awhile. Thanks for commenting! Nancy

lynn said...

nancy, my dog LOVES green beans--we give them to her as a treat:) guess it's a good thing we don't plant them! gardening is hard, isn't it? i have the same hibiscus--just beautiful right now:)

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi lynn, So you have another doggie green bean lover! Our doggie loves almost all veggies. It would be okay if she wouldn't help herself all the time! Enjoy your hibiscus! Thanks for commenting! Nancy

Kathryn D. Duke said...

strawberries, how about that!!! it is just so pleasurable to find good things in our gardens isn't it !!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Kathryn, We just planted those everbearing strawberries last spring and cut off most of the blossoms so it is so nice to get a few to eat now. Thanks for commenting! Nancy

Audrey said...

hi Nancy. I would love to have a garden but really do not have the time and energy to devote to it so I do enjoy seeing what you harvest even in small amounts. I planted three FREE grape tomatoes plants last year for a Fall garden and harvested enough green tomatoes to make two batches of relish or chow-chow. The last batch was made on Christmas eve. I just covered them when freezing. I would like to do that again this year.
Keep posting about your garden.
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

The Polka Dot Closet said...

by your title I thought your garden had BUGS LOL!

Sorry about sweet Cocoa, I had no ideas that animals except rabbits ate veges!

Carol

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Audrey, We will exchange. I can enjoy the remakes that you do and you can enjoy my gardening! LOL Glad you got to do up relish or chow-chow. Hope you will enjoy doing that again this year! Thanks for commenting! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Polka Dot Closet, Well, I guess my garden has bugs too but Coco is a problem sometimes. She could be a vegetarian! Thanks for commenting! Nancy

emilysincerely said...

Even though you are only picking a little of this and a little of that. it still looks so fresh and good.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi emilysincerely, Your right! Even a little from one's own garden is so nice! Thanks for commenting! Nancy

lil red hen said...

No "bah humbug" for the hibiscus! It's beautiful, and the old wheel looks wonderful with it.

Sometimes I've seen things split after it has been dry and then rain comes; they begin growing too fast I guess.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi lil red hen, Thanks! Usually if we look hard enough we can find something beautiful! Thanks for commenting! Nancy

Vicki said...

Hi, Nancy! Sounds like we have deer and you have a dear Coco eating up your garden goodies!! I think I have a habiscus the exact same color as yours. Your pickings look yummy. I could eat up that bowl of tomatoes!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

:)Vicki

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Vicki, Yes, we both have to cope with different animals in our gardens! Thanks for visiting! Nancy