Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Veggie Garden Updates: Mid Summer 2018

Backyard Veggie Garden // Veggie Garden Updates: Mid Summer 2018 | www.thejoyblog.net

Despite the setbacks of the super random damaging hail storm in June, everything is doing great. We've started to get some of our summer harvests finally, as well, and it appears the BIG harvests aren't more than a week or two away. Everything is late, but it all looks healthier than it ever did on the patio! So... I'm learning. 

Backyard Veggie Garden // Veggie Garden Updates: Mid Summer 2018 | www.thejoyblog.net

The tomatoes are loading up, and a few Romas have started to turn red. I'm still waiting on any signs of color on the Black Cherry and Cherokee Purples. I'm getting so antsy! 

The peppers have been kind of the stars at the moment, especially the Banana Peppers. There are at least a handful ready every few days! The sweet peppers have been awesome as well, although waiting for them to turn red is a little maddening so we've been eating them green. I made stuffed peppers the other night, and it turned out great! I've also picked a few jalapeños. 

Summer Garden Harvest // Veggie Garden Updates: Mid Summer 2018 | www.thejoyblog.net
Zucchini Plant // Veggie Garden Updates: Mid Summer 2018 | www.thejoyblog.net
Blue Lake Pole Bean Flowers // Veggie Garden Updates: Mid Summer 2018 | www.thejoyblog.net

The golden beets have finally gotten large enough to start picking, and we've had a few zucchini and cucumbers as well. Still no melons, but they're starting to take off. Still only a few beans, but the bean pyramid is going gangbusters with growth. It's massive, and is turning into a gigantic pile of vines. I may have over planted, and I'm not sure it's doing them any good. I've only eaten a few beans off the vine. It's mostly just loaded with flowers everywhere, but not really any beans.

I've started picking/thinning the carrots, and some are decent sized. Mostly shorter and fatter. Not sure if I'm picking too early, or they're not working. Guess we'll see what happens with the ones still in the ground. 

Zucchini, Banana and Jalapeño Peppers // Veggie Garden Updates: Mid Summer 2018 | www.thejoyblog.net
Summer Garden Harvests // Veggie Garden Updates: Mid Summer 2018 | www.thejoyblog.net

I've picked most of the onions, and have been drying them for storage. They're not as big as the yellow onions in the store, but there are several decent-sized bulbs in the bunch. Most are a little small, but I'm sure they'll work anyway!

Backyard Veggie Garden // Veggie Garden Updates: Mid Summer 2018 | www.thejoyblog.net
Backyard Veggie Garden // Veggie Garden Updates: Mid Summer 2018 | www.thejoyblog.net
Cherokee Purple Tomatoes on the Vine // Veggie Garden Updates: Mid Summer 2018 | www.thejoyblog.net

The kale is out of control. Note to self: Only plant one kale plant, we can't eat more than that. The plants are monsters!  

The corn tasseled way too early, and the bees went nuts for the pollen. They collected it all over a period of two to three weeks, and then right as the pollen was gone, the ears started to form. So, the corn is a total failure. But, not bad for a first try right? 

Also, in surprising news, the honey nut squash and acorn squash have started taking off. They're getting bigger every day, and I'm not going to count on them, but who knows? We may end up with some after all. Maybe? We'll see... we still have approximately two months to first frost. Hopefully. 

You never know in Utah...

Also, for fun, here's a really awkward photo of me with my harvest the other night. What can I say, I get really excited about this stuff. 

A really dorky gardener with her summer harvest // Veggie Garden Updates: Mid Summer 2018 | www.thejoyblog.net

++ How's your summer going? 


Join the conversation!

  1. Wow, this looks so beautiful. The veggies in your garden has grown so well. Seeing veggies going bigger brings exciting to grow more. If you would be consuming these veggies be sure that they are chemical free and pest free. As pests often attract to plants and destroy them. So you should inspect your plants. If you notice any suspicious activity, take some action as soon as possible. You can also ask Pest Control Redding CT for the suggestions to keep pest away from your plants.

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for stopping by The Joy Blog! I hope you like what you have seen so far. Feel free to share your thoughts or questions in the comments. I respond to almost every single comment.

Latest Instagrams

© THE JOY BLOG. Design by FCD.