Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Midsummer Garden

This is one hot and muggy summer in the midwest.

Our garden seems to like it!

Come take a peek at it with me!

We have zucchini

and yellow squash.

The watermelon vine has grass clippings around it to keep the weeds down.

Carrots are ready to be dug up

and the lettuce has gone to seed. 
We just let it go--it's heirloom and the seeds will plant themselves!

We spent time this weekend putting cages around our tomato plants.

I hope they appreciate it--we have cuts and bruises and blisters to show for our efforts!

I've been adding straw to the walkways between the raised beds to hopefully reduce the amount of weeding I do every summer.

We let these onions go to seed so we can have some to plant next year.

Oh, basil, how I love you!

I planted marigolds partly because they're so cheerful, so easy to grow and because they're stinky. It's supposed to keep critters away... Who knows if it's true!

Speaking of critters, there's a cute one! 
J2 loves playing in the garden, even when it's 90 degrees.

Our sweet corn has tasseled out.

That's a term I didn't know before moving to Iowa.

Oh, look! Another critter!

So where's the baby when I garden?

Napping in the stroller! 
I'm done when he wakes up. Sometimes it's an hour, sometimes it's two.

Thanks for joining me on that virtual stroll through my garden!


  1. I loved this post! Do you have any tips for keeping the grubs out of the yellow crookneck squash? Ours are dying out due to bugs. And our tomatoes won't get ripe because the nights are still too cool...

  2. I always drool over your garden posts! Our woodchuck did a number on our veggies, but I can live vicariously through your amazing gardens. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Looking SO good! I'm jealous. My corn is only over knee high. I can't find my basil anymore, so I guess there won't be a big batch of pesto this year! If it weren't for potatoes and parsley, I'd have nearly nothing. But it seems to be a little summery this week, so maybe things will turn around!



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