Photo Friday: garden promises

I apologize up front for using my flash on most of these photos.  It had just stopped raining and it was very overcast and dark outside.  I still don’t have a tripod, and I need one, to allow me a slower shutter speed and clarity.

But hey!  The excitement of watching all my hard work showing signs of paying off was too much to resist…

Why two poultry fences?  One to keep the geese in…

and one to keep them OUT!  😉

It’s small you say? It’s a zucchini just give it a day!

Color me RED!

Furry cantaloupe vines thriving in the heat and rain.

This is going to take a long time!  Can you guess what it is?

My little fig tree was frozen to the ground and left for dead… Then it suddenly sprouted and grew up like a weed!  It is now over five foot tall and full of (soon to be) luscious fruits!  Hearty tree!

This one has a role to play in tonight’s stir fry!

A prolific and hearty seedless variety of cucumber will provide salad fare and pickles this winter.

Hope you enjoyed this little tour of all the things growing here on the Farmlet.  But before I leave you…

My handsome kitty Claus would like you to know that he has been on patrol day and night ridding the garden of voles and moles!

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14 thoughts on “Photo Friday: garden promises

  1. Deb W says:

    You are SO lucky: what a beautiful garden! We haven’t had any rain here to speak of, for almost 5 weeks and things are really starting to pay for it!
    Your Claus is VERY handsome and what gorgeous eyes he has!)…
    About your garden contents… drooling over your cukes, zukes, melons and squashes; toms look great and I’m guessing your mystery vine’s a pumpkin? Fig tree – wow – always wondered what “real ones” taste like!

    • pixilated2 says:

      Yesterday! It was a severe thunder shower! Though I secretly think it was worse in Tennessee (simply because it usually is). Thanks Anke!

  2. Christine says:

    Could the “can you guess it?” be a watermelon?? Mine is not even flowering. But I am in Massachusetts and we have to plant later here. I’m trying canteloupe and corn this year with the watermelon. No one I know here has had success with those. We shall see. I have a weird thing happening. I planted a plant per mound for my creeping plants. One mound has a zucchini on one side and another on the other side with a spaghetti squash in between! Not sure what happened here. Maybe a bit of funny business. 🙂

    • pixilated2 says:

      Hello Christine and Welcome! Yes, you are correct! Astute observation on your part. Ha, I thought because it was so small that no one would get it. Sounds like a mix-up at the squash seed factory on your squashes. Which is OK if you like spaghetti squash, otherwise you’ll be taking them into work to give away…

  3. Christine says:

    We do like spaghetti squash. But, were not expecting it. I like good surprises. Your Claus reminds me of our Chaucer who died many years ago. He was also always on patrol. He was our Southern Gentleman as we lived in Atlanta when we had him. Maybe it is the “Southern Tuxedo” in them.

    • pixilated2 says:

      Claus’ genes are definitely different from any other cat I’ve owned… Some good and some bad traits in those ‘Southern’ genes. But so long as you don’t wear fur or feathers he is quite the lover and purrs incessantly!

    • pixilated2 says:

      Good! Maybe when you get here I’ll have something good growing in the garden to share with you both! Can’t tell since it is a transitional time for the garden in October. Might be a few nibbles in the hoop houses though. Can’t wait for you and Tim to be here!

  4. missusk76 says:

    All I see is a lot of damn hard work. 🙂 But so worth it. I can’t grow very many vegies outdoors, the season’s too short. I had a greenhouse until it fell down and miss the fresh vegies very much – especially the tomatoes. This season might have been a wash anyway (literally). Since unlike previous commenters, we’ve had little but rain this summer. Even the shade-loving plants are screaming for sunshine. I’ll have to be content with the memories of freshness that your pictures give me.

  5. pixilated2 says:

    So that’s where all the rain went! 😉
    We have been holding our own here in N. Alabama, but the rest of the state is having a SEVERE drought. So unusual for us here. The secret to gardening is not to work…
    and it is only work if you hate it.
    Though the weeds to get me down a bit. It seems to be an every day chore here to keep them under control. Kinda like the ocean ~ You never turn your back on them!

    • pixilated2 says:

      Thanks for visiting Alicia! I know for certain that I finally planted enough tomatoes this time. Now I will have LOTS of canning to do, but it will be worth it this winter when I want to make soups, stews, and other wonderful warm you up meals. BTW, Yours are looking mighty fine too! And I loved your retro toy for the grandson. “:>

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