Sunday, August 10, 2014

August 10th in the garden

The time continues to pass so quickly, I can't even believe we are into August!
In a few weeks time, Little Country Girl will be back to school, and Country Boy will be heading off to college! Our soccer season ended yesterday, and so I will have a little more time to spend at home with the kids and gardens. The veggie garden continues to produce peas, beans, tomatoes, and cucumbers, but I have given up hope of any zucchini this year.
This week we also had the first harvest of Cucamelons!
These cute little fruits taste like a mixture of cucumber and the white part of the watermelon. They have a tough skin, though, and so I'm not sure that they are loved enough to replant. I think they are more of a novelty item.
A friend gave me a much appreciated gift this week that I am still bubbling about...
49 packages of seeds!
There is a huge variety of lettuce, spinach, herbs, cucumbers, tomatoes, cabbage, onions, squash, tomatoes... this is almost everything I need for my vegetable garden next year. The only thing missing is Sugar Snap peas! Thanks NS  :)
A few photos from the flower gardens, which will be getting a good watering today...


  1. What a bounteous time in your vegetable garden! And your flowers look gorgeous -- especially the zinnias and fuschias. Better store away your seeds somewhere cool and dark for next year -- and best of luck with the zucchini next summer! -Beth

  2. What a wonderful gift from your friend ... your garden is all ready to go for next year. The summer weather has been gorgeous this year. Your gardens are looking lovely.