Posted by: dragonfur | June 23, 2013



It’s late June, and my garden is going great guns! This is a Black Krim heirloom tomato (that tasted REALLY good after it ripened!) about halfway through its growth.

Fenced in a 20′ x 26′ section in the front horse lot, learned how to use a tiller to till it up, and planted sweet corn, sunflowers, baby lima beans, black-eyed peas, Scarlet Runner beans, Christmas Lima beans, summer and winter squash, cucumbers, cantaloupe, and basil.

The water district has now limited us to watering once a week, which is NOT adequate for heavy feeding veggies like tomatoes (which are in the raised bed–even worse) and squash. I have found a partial solution. The water that I get when I empty, rinse & refill water buckets in the barn every day, I now pour into the wheelbarrow, rather than on the ground. The water gets hauled to a part of one of the gardens and poured onto it(using a bucket–directly dumping it out of the wheelbarrow would be too much too fast, and would damage the plants & wash the dirt away from their roots!). Not enough, but it works so far…

I’ve gotten a TON of tomatoes, a couple of bell peppers, and my first summer squash of the year, and look forward to the rest of the garden starting production. Not long, now!


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