|The garden in July, before things really went crazy!|
|You can still see all of the healthy tomato plants, dripping with green, growing tomatoes|
|Yup, that's me. Performing surgery. ;)|
|One Sungold tomato plant produces enough for an entire family!!|
Another banner year for cucumbers. We had enough to eat, to share and to pickle. Jordan and Riley Mae took this photo after a particularly large harvest. I think all of this was picked within a 24 hour time period. Awesome, right? Jordan is my devoted harvester. She loves to just wander out to the garden, usually armed with her camera, and comes back in an hour with arms laden with veggies. Often it requires two or three trips just to get it all inside where we can ooh and ahh over it all.
The pumpkins all came from a plant that sprouted spontaneously in the compost pile. We've picked seven so far with more growing.
|This garden spider has been hanging out in my tomatoes all season|
|I'm in love with this new variety of pepper... too bad I can't remember what kind it is!!|
As far as the four legged pests go? We have a mama deer that has her babies in the field behind our house every year. She easily jumped our garden fence and tasted a sunflower one summer eve. I immediately made a concoction of raw egg, garlic, cayenne and apple cider vinegar which we proceeded to spray down the plants with. Worked like a charm. This adorable little critter lives under our shed, but has been wise enough to keep his furry paws out of the garden and off my crops. Why? I can't say for sure. All I know is that I've protected the area with white light all season long. Laugh if you will. Roll your eyes if you must. I intend to keep that white bubble firmly in place. If only it would keep out squash borers...