Friday, May 15, 2009

Garden Update!

It's amazing what 3 weeks can do to a garden. I posted a while back about our wonderful garden. Now we are starting to reap a little bit. The pictures are actually a week old, so there's even more growth now. :-) Here is the garden now!

Not quite ready yet, but it won't be long!

Remember my poor basil? He's looking much better.

The potatoes are well ready!

Little squash and zucchini!

And peppers a-plenty!

The boys and I need to pick some berries for jelly.

It won't be too long before beans are ready.

Still no chickens though, but that's okay.

5 edifying expressions:

Sandra said...

We live on the GA/Fl line and our garden is not as far along as yours! We got 13 inches of rain in 2 days about 6 weeks ago and everyone around here lost all their gardens. Yours looks very nice. We are IFB too, standing on the KJ only too! We also homeschool and I cook almost everything from scratch. I'm glad I found your blog.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Sandra! Glad you stopped by. We got some of that bad rain too, but we didn't get the brunt of it. The Lord has truly blessed our garden this year, to be sure.

It sounds like we have a whole lot in common! Hope you'll be back for a visit soon.

Tammy said...

Wow, Elizabeth! Your garden looks GREAT!! Those tomatoes make my mouth water... I have had such a hard time raising tomatoes here. Fungus gets them! Grrr! What do you do for yours?

Elizabeth said...

Sis. Tammy,
We live behind an oil refinery (yuck!) and therefore we have really acidic soil, which tomatoes love. We've not had fungus problems. But there is a man in our church who seems to know everything about organic gardening. I asked him. He gave these recommendations. First, even when your plants are young never let the leaves touch the ground. Even if you have to tie them up or put mulch or pine straw under them to keep them safe. You don't even want mud splashed up on them by rain to get on the leaves. Then, if you water, don't water at night. Either water early in the morning or early enough in the afternoon to where the leaves will be dry by sunset. Then, if you have just one that is yucky in your plants, pull it up and get it out! You don't want the fungus to spread.

He said you can buy organic fungicide (at least here in the States ;-D ), but his experience has been that it only works about half the time.

Hope this helps!

Sharon said...

WOW! Your garden is doing great!!! Ours here in N. GA is just getting started. :)