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Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Tuesday Garden Party

While we may not be harvesting much, we are growing the potential for harvesting!

Tomatoes.  And in fact, tomatoes everywhere in the yard.  I haven't really pulled any of them, in the hope that at least one of them produces at least one tomato.  The plants are all looking good at least!

Corn.  Oh wow.  It grows so darned fast!  Just a few weeks ago, it was as big as my hand.  Now?

Up to my waist!

And if the pumpkins produce?  We'll be up to our ears in pumpkins!  Either they will be good to eat, or Halloween will be very impressive at our house this year!

We hope to have the same problem with watermelon.  Looks good so far!

The one problem we have right now?  Rats.  We live next to a large protected park, with all kinds of plants and wildlife.  Rats are a fact of life.  I just don't want them in my garden.  Nevertheless, they are there, and eating my strawberries!  Ugh!

That?  Is a partially eaten strawberry...eaten by a rat.  The Mr has put up some rat guards, so we will hopefully keep them out of the strawberries at least.

If we've got a handle on the rats, we should have more strawberries this week - come on back to see. In the meantime, check out An Oregon Cottage for her weekly Garden Party.

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  1. I'd rather have strawberries than rats any day! It's the robins that get ours--we laughingly say that we know why they're red-breasted :)

    Good luck with your rat guards.


  2. Rats! How awful! We have mice that eat our berries. Sweet work on the corn crop!