Thursday, July 19, 2012

Halloween in July?

So, I am all about Christmas in July.  In fact, we are having our first (hopefully annual) Christmas in July party in just a week, however, Halloween in July?!  Please someone explain to me why I have 7 ripe pumpkins sitting in my dining room?  Granted, they are not as big as I thought they were going to be, but I think the lack of rain and extreme heat has contributed.  I can only water so much, you know?  So, in denial, I ignore the slowly turning pumpkins.....then I looked it up to prove myself right......guess what?  I was wrong....evenly colored with hard rinds......check and check.  Good grief!  Now what do I do?  Thank goodness we have a brand new patch of pumpkin blossoms popping up so we might have something in October!  

In other news, we (meaning Mike) made 19 jars of pickles and we're about to fill the freezer with yellow squash.  The garden for the most part is under control.......not!  Still going nuts but not as aggressively.

 There WERE 19 jars!  I just gave some away....for which I've had my hand slapped....apparently these are bargaining pickles 

 Yellow squash...ok, so not the best picture I've ever taken, but these drawers are nearly full and I wasn't hauling them out just to snap get the idea.

 Can anyone else top my marigold bush??  I planted along the edge of the planter box as a nature pest repellent....umm....they all grew!

 our one and only watermelon....sad

squash with tons of new stuff going on

 Zucchini.....we had 3 bushes, but the squash/zucchini bugs took out one, but once I ripped it out, the other 2 seem to be perking up a little...yes the yellow looks a little sad, but not to worry.

 the pumpkin field......the yellowed sun area...poor things

 patch at the other side of the pumpkin patch that is brand new and abundant with blossoms


The garden continues.....

1 comment:

  1. This reminds me of the time my mother grew strawberries. We wound up eating canned strawberry jam for about 6 years. No kidding!

    Those pumpkins can be used to make all kinds of things! Then again, there's the potential roasted seeds. Yum.

    Sweet garden. It's a lot of work, but it sure is gratifying.