2011 Garden Report 12

Look for an UPDATE at the bottom of this post.

I haven’t posted a garden report for several weeks, mostly because I have been disheartened with the lack of rain and the fact that my garden really hasn’t produced well.

And then there’s that corn patch thing. Grrrr….

Right now in the garden the tomatoes are doing well….

I only planted two big tomato plants this year and they haven’t done well at all. We recently have had a little rain and the temps have dropped from the high 90’s that plagued us all summer to the mid to low 80’s, so they are starting to produce somewhat. But I’m afraid it may be a little too late. We’ll see and I’ll keep an eye on the temps. I’ll pick them and bring them inside to ripen before freezing weather.

The okra continues to bloom and produce….

The way it grows fascinates me. It grows from the top, I guess most things do, but this blooms and produces okra from the top. It just keeps getting taller and I have to grab the stem and pull it down to cut the okra from it.

My first planting of green beans have dried up and gone, but the second planting has gotten off to a good start.

The recent rain has been just what it needed. They just keep blooming and producing green beans. Not a lot, but just enough.

Over the weekend we had some cold weather move in, I’m hoping it doesn’t slow down the green beans, but I’m thinking it will.

If there is one thing I’ll miss from the garden it will be the green beans.

We eat a lot of them now that I have finally remembered how to cook them and they are edible.


Do you still have anything growing in your garden?

Happy Monday!


UPDATE: This morning I awoke to a light frost here in South Carolina. The first frost  is not expected until Nov. 1, so this is quite unexpected. I checked the weather forcast before bed last night and the expected temp. was 42F. Today I’ll be checking that weather forcast again and if anything less than 45F is expected, I’ll be picking those tomatoes today. Hopefully, they weren’t effected by this early frost!


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