A few days ago, I alluded to some exciting news in our home. To give you some more of the details, we are uprooting our small homestead and moving to Southern NH at the end of August. We knew this move was possible, but the time was a little unsure, and all of a sudden it is happening much faster than we expected. Of course knowing we might leave didn't stop me from putting in the garden this spring, but I am feeling a bit hesitant at the idea of leaving behind all the potential bounty.
Luckily many of the crops will come in before we leave and I am gearing up to harvest and preserve as much as possible before we head off. It is our first year with fruit on the trees and we may just get a few pears, quince and peaches in the next month. While the tomatoes, beans, and cucumbers are looking great - many of the winter squash plants are struggling in this summers weather. In these hot days much of our gardening is getting done in the early mornings. There is something wonderful about being out there in those relatively quiet hours.
Our biggest challenge this year (besides the squash) is the sheer number of Japanese Beetles that are attacking many of the plants. I could spend all day walking around plucking them off of my raspberry bushes, grape vines and beans.
How's your garden growing this week?
Check out some of these great photos of other people's gardens from this week and share some of your own in the gardening flickr group.
What's growing in your garden this week?
Each Friday I share photos from our garden with an update about what we're doing, what's growing, and what we're eating. I invite you to come play along, I love seeing what others are trying. You can join the fun in 3 ways:
- If you blog, I welcome you to write a post or share a post from that week about what's growing in your garden
- If you aren't a blogger, I invite you to join my gardening flickr group and share photos of your garden from this week - I will try to grab a few photos each week to share on my post. Please include the date, a general location and your name so I can give you the proper credit.
- And last - if you don't want to blog or share photos, just follow along and check out all the links and photos and maybe share a comment with your own gardening experience from the week