The Green Side of Life: Garden update August 2021

I set out to garden late in the season, and I’m still surprised I got anything in the ground, let alone growing, but it happened. I used the containers my mother bought last year again, and because I started so late, I didn’t get a lot of what I wanted so I had to start just about everything from seeds.

I have pictures, but because this post is very picture heavy, I’m posting them on Instagram and posted the link here.

My veggie garden:

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This year I planted tomatoes, green peppers, squash, cucumbers, beets, and sweet potatoes.

Most of my plants are in containers. I do really well with them, but as you can see, the tomatoes just go nuts. I started all my tomatoes from seeds I got from a roma tomato. As you can see, they haven’t started to turn red. Next year, I’m starting them earlier.

Green peppers are doing well and I’ve already had a couple. Cucumbers were so strange. I started them by seed and all they did at first was just clump in one spot. I couldn’t get them to climb at all. My squash seems to only have male flowers, no female, but it’s still early so we’ll see, and my sweet potatoes are a bust. I don’t know whats under the ground, but I don’t think it’ll be nice. Beets are a bust too, and my strawberries that I had from last year gave a few, but I think I’ll have to seperate them and plant them in the ground next year.

Hubby’s Garden:

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He did wonderful this year. He planted tomatoes, green peppers, squash, peas, eggplant and beans. He did a lot better than I did, especially with tomatoes and squash, and I’ve never seen beans like this before. I am so growing these next year. Unfortunately, we had some strong storms blow through and the last one blew over the beans, but you can see from the pictures that it was pretty tall.

Did you garden this year? How did you do? Anything you want to plant next year that you didn’t this year?

About Darke Conteur
Darke Conteur is a writer at the mercy of her Muse. The author of stories in several genres, she prefers to create within the realms of Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy. A pagan at heart, her personal goal is to find her balance within nature; exploring the dark through her stories and the light through her beliefs. When not writing, she spends her time collecting crystals, knitting, gardening, cooking and listening to very loud music.

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