A Busy Summer …

It’s been a busy summer for me this year, filled with travel, work and gardening.

Packed and Ready to Go!

Before I headed out to Germany to visit my daughter, I planted my veggie garden.

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I am taking care of my son’s dog, Tex, and as he is a big cow looking kind of guy (a black lab), I put up a 4 foot chicken wire fence to keep him from digging and rooting through my garden.  It’s been a bit of a challenge to crawl over and get into it, as I didn’t make a temporary gate, but it’s worked out very well.

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I’ve even tried rooting ginger and it’s been a great success.

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It’s now grown another sprout, besides the one shown here.

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And I’ve rooted an avocado seed.  It’s all been a discovery in gardening for me.

The garden has grown faster than I can keep up with, it seems.  We’ve had more than our fair share of rain here in the Midwest.  In fact, we had a deluge in early summer, but the rains have tapered off and we now have a normal August ahead of us.

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3 Responses to A Busy Summer …

  1. Nice. Can you tell me what you put in your little water garden and what you do with those plants when winter arrives? I dream of doing a water garden on a very small scale. 🙂 Thanks.

    • anniedm778 says:

      This is a 50 gallon tub water pot I bought about 15 years ago. I’ve carried it from house to house. This year I bought a water lilly at Menards. I filled it from the hose, made sure it sat a few days and plopped the water lily in per the instructions. I fee it every 2 weeks with a food that comes in tablet form, which I probably bought at Lowes some years ago. The instructions say, that since this is a winter hardy water lilly, went fall comes, I can pull it out, let it drain, and put it in a plastic bag to store in the garage. This is the first time I’ve tried this, so will probably be reporting on its progress next spring.
      Other years, I’ve bought floating lettuce and other floating type plants.

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