Sunday, May 2, 2010

Garden Update

Things are looking mighty fancy out there these days.  For some reason the carrots are not cooperating, but judging by the number of radish leaves and the thriving okra out there, I suspect we may be hawkin' these things off the back of a pick-up truck in a few weeks. 

The big wooden tomato cages have been put in place -- Henry made those, by the way.  I am reminded nearly every week while I watch him work in his garden (he usually gets up and tends it before I'm awake) just how much stuff this guy knows, and knows how to do, that comes in real handy all the time.   Have I mentioned he saved us a couple hundred dollars in plumbing repairs last week by suckin' something that went down the tub drain out with an indoor-outdoor vac?

(Okay, so I actually ran across that hint on a website -- but some guys are just more sorely tempted to try that than others, and I have me one of those.)

Did I digress?

There are some ridiculously healthy eggplants, considering nobody even wants those things but Henry and my Mama.   The squash are looking very good, and the lima beans and the dragon tongue beans are coming in strong, too.

There are still two rows not spoken for:  I'm gunning for bell peppers.  I figure the guy who actually goes to the store and stands out there batting the mosquitoes away gets the final say.  All thoughts are welcome!


  1. Woot! I'll take an extra eggplant, if and when, the time comes. I still want one of those smoked pork butts one day, too. Just to test it and see if it's as good as you say it is.

  2. Oooh -- a pork butt challenge! We'll have to make that happen -- 'cause they ARE.

  3. Wouldn't surprise me one bit to see Peter and Benjamin Rabbit cavorting about in that garden!!
    I think if one were to look closely one might spot a shiny brass button fresh off of a little blue jacket!