I opened the back door to walk Thu the garden, just like every other day. As soon as I opened the door I saw Mr. Turtle sitting on the bottom rail of the deck. At first I thought he was just chilling, but then I noticed that He didn't try to hide in his shell when he saw me and that he was not moving... So I lend in for a closer look. Mr. Turtle was stuck under the branch of a climbing vine. I lifted the vine up and Mr. Turtle started to move away. But not a safe direction. He was moving to the ledge. Then, after looking around for a min, He JUMPED. Landed shell down on a stepping stone, quickly turned him self right side up and sat stunned for a sec. Then walked a way. I was so sure that he was not going to make it after that jump. But he did... Here are some pictures Pre jump. I also have a video of the jump, but I need to make it a little smaller before I can post it. And to do that I need the husband. lol
Hello again. I know its been some time since my last post. But as most of you know, I'm pregnant and off work. While it seems like a perfect time for gardening and blogging, I've been relaxing and enjoying the fact that I don't have to do anything. I know this type of freedom will not happen again for a long time. so I'm soaking it up. :)
As for the garden, Somethings made it and something did not. Lets start with what did not make it: My Squash. Sadly. It flowered like crazy but only gave me 1 squash. Maybe the lack of bee's. It kind-a looks like it got sick. I'm not to sure. Broccoli. I have a picture of what my broccoli is doing. there are some sprouts but most of the leaves have been eaten off and the sprouts have little black bugs in them. gross. Park Whopper Tomatoes. the vine is growing tall and strong. it makes flowers but not tomatoes. We found out worms will eat the vine and flowers. Sure enough we found 3 worms on it. here's hoping it produces.
Made it: Roma Grape Tomatoes. we've eaten a lot of these guys. very yummy. Heirloom Tomatoes. we've had 3 off this plant. hopefully the worm issue will help him out too. Sweet Bell peppers -green/red. This did great! we have a lot of green peppers growing. Did you know that green peppers left on the vine will turn red? I did not. All the herbs are doing great. and Thanks to a friend at work we've added Spanish oregano too the mix. What a great smell this has!
My Very sad Broccoli.
as you can see the leaves have been somethings lunch.
The Park Whopper Tomato
growing out of control! Nice sized tomato
Most of the pepper plants. mixed in with the sad squash.