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Tuesday, July 05, 2011

In the Garden: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

OK - let's start off with "The Good"...

We harvested strawberries and peas this week!

Not a lot of either, but enough for some strawberries after dinner, a treat of which I never tire.

Total Harvest for the Week:  7.4 ounces
Total Harvest for the Year:  11 pounds, 12.2 ounces

And it looks like we'll have some variety next week.  The Chilean Sweet Peppers are just about ready...

... and a couple of jalapenos (hopefully spicy!)

The corn won't be ready for a while, but is looking fabulous!

And this pumpkin grows visibly every day - it's astonishing!

On to The Bad.  These are (or were) peas.  Before the stupid caterpillars.  We've sprayed and hopefully can salvage them.  They also got to the bell pepper plants.  Just when they were starting to come back.  Grr.  Why can't we ever get caterpillars or insects that want to eat weeds?!  That would solve quite a few problems.

And The Ugly?  Rose worm (I think) and rust.  Poor rose.  We're working on it though and, (as my FIL likes to say, roses are basically weeds anyway, so they aren't hard to grow) it will come back.  Eventually.

So there you have it.  On our way to harvest nirvana?  Gardening frustration?  A little of both?  Check back next week to see - in the meantime, check out An Oregon Cottage for her weekly Garden Party.

Also linked up with Daphne's Dandelion's Harvest Monday... hop on over and see what else is being picked this week.

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  1. I'm with you--bugs that love weeds instead of our favorite plants!

  2. Oh I'm SO jealous of your peppers! We also harvested peas - and a couple measly strawberries.

  3. The strawberries look delicious. I need to get some fruit at the farmers market. I hope they have something tasty.

  4. Your garden looks lovely! I still haven't harvested anything, but I am hoping too soon. :)

  5. I know, it's hard to stay positive when the critters come out. Ugh. But when we get a yummy harvest, it helps, doesn't it? :-)