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Well, the gardening hasn't gone too bad this year

Category: My Garden | Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:08 pm

We haven't had too bad a summer so far for our outdoor gardening here in Kentucky. It's July 25th and we have already harvested all of our peaches and most of our Blackberries. We've also harvested a lot of cherry tomatoes and a bunch of cucumbers. As well, we've been a little unlucky with our watermelons, and the Charleston Gray variety proved to be very sensitive to either the calcium in the soil, the watering schedule, or the lack of sunlight (probably the lack of full sunlight, more than likely). All of the bigger Charlestons got blossom end rot and we have picked them off of the vines.



Our Coleus really did well, and the entrance to our small house is pretty. ( photo / image / picture from SevenTooMany's Garden )







A small Charleston Gray yet to catch The Blossom End Rot ( photo / image / picture from SevenTooMany's Garden )







My most promising Charleston Gray, and then it caught rot fever ( photo / image / picture from SevenTooMany's Garden )







A Crimson Sweet variety that is healthy so far ( photo / image / picture from SevenTooMany's Garden )







Our thornless blackberry bush, the upper stalks just exploded this year ( photo / image / picture from SevenTooMany's Garden )







A peach tree we planted just this year from K-mart that yielded 6 sweet peaches ( photo / image / picture from SevenTooMany's Garden )







Our cucumbers, tomatoes, and Heirloom Cantaloupes ( photo / image / picture from SevenTooMany's Garden )







A cantaloupe being held up by a sling while it grows ( photo / image / picture from SevenTooMany's Garden )







Our poor contorted filbert, the Japanese Beetles really tested it this summer ( photo / image / picture from SevenTooMany's Garden )

So, we've come through a bulk of this summer with a lot of things that really grew. It will be interesting to see what the cantaloupes and the European Heirloom melons turn out like. We've grown watermelons before but this will be our first year for cantaloupes. I'd say I'm pretty satisfied with what we've been able to produce so far. We sort of had a dry spell for a while there about a month back, but the growing season has been good. Besides a storm that recently snapped off the top of a tree in our yard, we are growing stuff pretty easily.






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eileen wrote on Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:08 pm:


What a pity blossom end rot got to your Charleston Grays and those Japenese beetles attacked your contorted filbert. However, those coleus are absolutely beautiful and certainly are a lovely display for the front of your house.

I've cropped a whole load of blackcurrants already this year and made sorbert out of them - delicious. I hope you enjoyed those peaches and blackberries!!





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