Garden Party: Uncovered

Week Six

After struggling daily to untangle several plants from their protective netting, I decided to start removing the nets. I figure the netting was mostly to protect seeds but I hope the turkeys don’t move in and start squashing everything. I left the little ornaments in there in case they act as deterrents for smaller birds. I’m sure they will find those eyes scary.

Weeding the carrots is tricky. Every bit of grass seems determined to take a carrot with it. I also think there are some other weeds in here that look like carrots but I’m afraid to pull them out.

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Garden Party: Reality Check

Week 4

We have a very mild climate here, and so our growing season is very long. Nevertheless, it is not possible to grow just anything at any time of year. Starting a vegetable garden in July will meet with some failure, but I still expect to have some success.

The zucchini, for example, are coming along but they are nowhere near where they should be at this time of year:

Zucchini shown with inverted 24 oz plastic bottles. The bottles are to hold the netting up off the plants.

Zucchini shown with inverted 24 oz plastic bottles. The bottles are to hold the netting up off the plants.

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