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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Gardens Of Babylon ATTACK.

I had planned on having a different post for you today, but I have to retake some photos. *grumble grumble*

Anyway, why don't we take a look at how moving the raised garden beds is working out?

The Gardens Of Babylon Attack.
The Gardens are travelling, y'all. Across the entire back yard.
The Gardens Of Babylon Attack.
Now, I know my back yard is the same size as most suburban home garages so it's not terribly hard to have something overtake my back yard (I mean, ahem) but this, this is viney and prickly and damn near invasive. 
Good thing I planted it, right?

And it appears to be thriving.

The Gardens Of Babylon Attack.

That's right -- for the first time in three years of trying, I've finally managed to grow a few pumpkins. I actually took this photo before I left for BlogHer '14 in late July, so this little sucker is already turning orange and three or four new little green buggers have popped up since. They're all roughly the size of a cantaloupe. Also, there are approximately 3948389748275298 more pumpkin flowers creeping along the back of the raised beds and over behind the gypsy corner and up into the magnolia tree (for the love) and so forth. I'm pretty excited. 
It probably helps that we've had one of the mildest summers I can ever remember (like highs in the 60s, wut) and the fact that I moved the effing garden to more sun and better drainage. My tomatoes and zucchinis (another first success for years of trying) are also exploding, and my very first attempts at carrots and peas have been amazing. The potatoes were excellent, as were the spinach and kale, but the peppers, eggplant, strawberries and watermelon are struggling and the onions and broccoli kind of bit it completely. I'm working on beans and considering second fall crops of potatoes, peas, and spinach here soon.
So basically, come mid September maybe, the back yard will just be a small urban pumpkin farm and maybe we'll throw a party and you can come pick a pumpkin and we'll have apple cider and it'll be an awesome autumnal good time.
The Gardens Of Babylon Attack.

At least it gives me something to look forward to.

1 comment:

  1. Love the pumpkin invasion! I would totally come party with cider & pumpkins!