Sep 1, 2016

August Garden Update

homestead garden gardener urban farmer

August has been a transitional month for our garden. We've pulled many of the plants that either stopped being productive or got eaten by caterpillars so it looks pretty sparse. In fact two of the rows don't have anything planted!

urban farmer garden gardener backyard hobby farm

The okra which we just recently planted has been doing phenomenal, we haven't got any okra from it, but it's growing really well.

We still have the eggplant, as you may remember we let some of it get too ripe. I've been considering pulling them, but they are still producing flowers so I'm hoping it will make something of itself.


The jalapeno is still going strong. Hubby is loving all of the pickled jalapenos. Next time we plant jalapenos Hubby wants even more bushes.


Our bell peppers are still producing so they get to stay.


We've started seeding some plants, but most of them are still not quite large enough to put into the ground.


We have started zucchini, carrots, watermelon, tomatoes-beefsteak, roma, cherry, lettuce, leeks, Brussels sprouts, and pumpkin. I hope they keep growing and sprouting and will provide us food soon!

How did your garden do this August?

Shared on Waste Less Wednesday

6 comments:

  1. Pickled jalapenos sound wonderful. The only plant I was able to grow was a jalapeno... LOL. It was a good thing hubby enjoys them. Love your blog concept, we need fewer plastic bags in the world for sure! XO Wendi@H2OBungalow

    ReplyDelete
  2. Pickled Jalapenos are very easy to make. I think Hubby's made a batch every 3 weeks or so! Thanks for visiting and commenting.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Seedlings still? Do you grow winter crops? I'd love to do year round gardening but I don't think our weather would cooperate... I keep thinking about making a green house out of our garden but I don't know how much it would help.

    Thanks for linking up at #SustainableSundays!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, one of the benefits of hot Florida...we can grow all year round. Although our "seasons" can be pretty short, typically only lasting about 2 months before the weather changes!

      Delete
  4. A garden compost bin cannot only be used for breaking down garden waste but also serve helpful for eliminating a lot of items of kitchen waste. Disposing of garden waste

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Absolutely! We love our compost pile.

      Delete