Garden Report 2010 – Week 13

To start off I wanted to let you know that I have updated the gardening page of this blog.

If you are looking for any of the previous gardening posts you can click on the County Home tab at the top of this page and then the Gardening link.

Or you can click here.

Also, I have added a few precautions about using grass clippings for mulch in the vegetable or flower gardens.

Just a few things I have learned while using grass clippings.

You can access that page by clicking the Country Home tab at the top of this page, then the Gardening link and then the Garden Weed Management link.

Or you can click here.

Now for an update on the sign test.

Just in case you missed it’s beginning, follow the link to Tipper’s place, BLIND PIG AND THE ACORN,  to see how it began.

 Both the good day and bad day plantings of yellow crooked neck squash have thrived despite the lack of rain.

The bad day squash plant seemed to grow more so than the good day squash.

It grew completely out of its boundaries and into other parts of the garden.

All the while producing squash.

The good day squash plant seemed to spend more energy on the actual fruit of the plant and stayed within its boundaries.

 As you can see here…..

it is still blooming and producing squash.

I’d say that the good day planting produced squash 2 to 1 as compared to the bad day planting.

This is the final planting by the signs report.

Thanks, Tipper, for allowing me to join in on the planting by the signs experiment.

I can’t wait to read the other reports!


Monday Report – Week 8

There’s a whole lotta bloomin’ goin’ on ’round here.





Green bean




I’m still pinching off the tomato blooms, waiting for the plants to get well established.

Soon, I will stop pinching them off and let the tomatoes grow.


Summer squash


I just love the big orange blooms of the squash.




Banana pepper


I’ve worked hard on the garden this year.

Worked around Mother Nature and everybody else who needs me for this and that.

There’s still plenty more work to do.

Weeding, hoeing, tilling, mulching with grass clippings……

But, for us gardners, vegetable lovers, preservers…..

It is worth every dirty, sweaty, exhaustive minute.