A veggie in there somewhere
Our next meeting for the Weed'em & Reap garden club will be at the UT Ag Extension office 2105 Midland Rd. Shelbyville, TN 37160 starting at 6:30 PM on Friday August 14th.
Come in out of the heat and enjoy the friendship of fellow gardeners talking about their successes, setbacks, favorite plants and tips for growing here in Bedford County.
I have a tip, in this heat, ALL PLANTS FOR THEMSELVES!!! They are going to have to weed themselves, although I did mow one bed and plan to till it up for fall planting this week.
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Well, I found some veggies! It wasn't really in an overgrown garden bed, or at least not overgrown with weeds.
I planted some oriental "fuzzy melons" and acorn squash in a few experimental beds, along with buckwheat. The buckwheat did REAL well, but so did the fuzzies. Pleasant surprise. And the acorn are forming nicely too.
One side benefit is that the buckwheat "hid" the squash from the squash bugs so they are not a real problem. AND, the buckwheat did not seem to hog the moisture so the squash plants had plenty of water, even though it has not rained much here.
-- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Aug 11, 2015, at 6:19 AM
Another surprise this morning was a winter melon. There may be more in there, but I had to fight my way out to start my "business" day. Here is more about my treasure. http://www.gardengleanings.com I can add extra pictures there. :-)
-- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Aug 11, 2015, at 8:16 AM
I finally got to water last night, I was hoping for another good soaking but the clouds apparently had sunshine on their mind! I did notice all my plants had gotten fuller, longer, bushier, and, or taller.
My garden is starting to really look full and just like I had envisioned months ago...Woo-Hoo!!!
I'm thinking pie...Just saying!...Got ice-cream?
If I get to it that is, I won't make any promises!
-- Posted by chefgrape on Tue, Aug 11, 2015, at 3:34 PM