Max and Allie

Max  and Allie

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The garden

Our garden is still producing even tho our yellow summer squash is done.. We still have butternut squash happily growing away!! Tom planted more butternut squash over the weekend. He also tilled a strip for radishes, Swiss chard, beets, garlic. We tried to grow beets last year and they didn't do well. Our Swiss chard did good and we only got a few radishes. We really have never tried to grow garlic before but we are going to try this fall. It is fun to have a garden and see what will be successful and what will not be. It makes you want to try again!!!
I wish we didn't have so many trees. We would grow a lot more stuff if we had more sun.
Love coming your way, Bambi & Fern


  1. Well, Fern, you are going to have to book a flight to New Hampshire and stay with us for a few days so you can give us on-site gardening lessons because my fiance's gardening experiment did not work out as well as he hoped and we could use your expertise. Seriously, your garden is wonderful and obviously you know how to get the results!
    Thanks for your kind comment about Bo, the schauzer who left us unexpectedly, and I appreciate your thoughts.

  2. Our Mom has no luck with a garden. We enjoyed seeing yours. Hope you get lots more veggies in the weeks to come.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  3. Fern-
    Our garden was a let down this year. It just never got really warm here. Nobody in Portland has tomatoes yet(just cherry tomatoes!)
    We did have luck with the cool weather stuff, lettuce, radishes and peas. Wish we could grow hot peppers like you!!

    Wyatt's staff

  4. Way to go!

    The only thing Mom had this year was some chives and a basil plant - she didn't khare fur this kind of basil but since someone gave it to her, she khan't khomplain TOO much!


  5. Wonderful garden!!! We just planted wildflowers ..we only grow herbs right now.. Rosemary..Thyme.. that sort of thing.. they smell yummy and we love to dry them :)

    Licks from me..Olive :)

  6. Nice garden you have there. We hope to have one planted next spring out in the far corner of the back yard. we are both looking forward to getting the garden and yards all in shape. Hugs to you, Mistaya's M.O.M. Gail

  7. Very nice garden! Our yard is full of clay and rocks. Not very friendly for growing things!


  8. Fern
    We dont have a garden cuz mom isnt a gardener. She says she has a black thumb. Yours looks very cool and you love all those veggies huh??


  9. Sounds like the garden did well, considering the heat and lack of rain.

    XXXOOO Daisy, kendra & Bell

  10. Your garden always looks in perfect order, Fern - never a weed in sight!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  11. With a name like Fern, it makes sense that you would have a green thumb!
    Happy Gardening!

  12. Mom loves gardening too and I love deconstructing it (wait til' you see what I did). Lovely garden. We have too many trees also and a very cool summer, so things didn't do very well. Oh, well, there's always next year.

  13. Hi Fern,
    You and Tom can grow just about anything anytime!!! YOu both have green thumbs...I love butternut squash,
    Madi and Mom

  14. I hope one day to move toward the country or at least the outlying skirts of the city so I may plant some vegies. Nothing like homegrown fresh squash if you ask me. Time to transplant some trees I think, eh? :) Tammy

  15. Hi Fern! I haven't been commenting lately because I've been so busy at home and at school, but I've read everyday!


  16. Hi Fern,

    Yes Jackie and her baby are just lovely, thanks for sharing it with me.

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  18. Hi Fern,

    I'm always in awe of people with green thumbs. We did, however, raise a fairly good tomato crop this year - considering - and have harvested a lot of jalapenos.

    Have a great evening.