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Friday, June 5, 2020

Mistress Laura quite contrary, how does your garden grow?

Despite having the worst space for sun my little garden is doing its best to grow. 

The wildflowers have popped up and are starting to reach to the sky. I'm hoping that by next month they will start to produce blooms that I can cut for bouquets for my apartment. 

I'm noticing different things with the veggie plants.

Although both of the pepper plants have a small pepper already I have noticed that they are slow growing and the leaves are a bit yellow. They may be suffering from too much water, but unfortunately I can't control Mother Nature.

The one tomato plant is very healthy and is growing rapidly while producing flowers. Hopefully I can harvest a few tomatoes off of it this year before the squirrels get them. 

I'm a bit concerned about the cucumber plant. It is behind the tomato plant and I am worried that it is being shaded, which is keeping it from growing. 

I'm finding that the eggplant and summer squash that I bought most recently are doing better than the ones I bought first.

These are all photos I took earlier this week right after I weeded. Things have grown since then, including the weeds, so I will be out weeding this morning before it gets too hot and in between the rain showers.

My little garden may not be big, but it is helping to take my mind off of everything that is going on right now. Sorry for only one post this week, but like a lot of people I am a bit stressed right now and so I am taking mental health breaks as I need them. 

I will be going over to visit the family this weekend. Tessa was gone when I was there last Saturday, so even though I missed seeing her it gave me a little more time with the other grandkids. 

Stay safe, my friends.

P.S. Trixie has been confined to quarters after an enemy attack by two giant owls this week. Fortunately Trixie fought them off and there were no casualties, although Tessa appears to be MIA. I'll be searching around the backyard for that girl on Saturday.  


  1. Oh no about Trixie. I hope she is ok. Hope you find Tessa lol! Enjoy seeing them this weekend.

  2. It's so nice to have a garden or even a flower bed to work in. It feels good to dig a little and watch things grow! Happy weekend!

  3. I just love your Tessa and Trixie stories!

  4. I think your garden is looking great, considering it's only June 4th.. still so early in the summer. Sometimes I don't even plant seeds until mid June! I hope the squirrels don't get your tomatoes. There are some sort of bugs eating my plant leaves now.. happens every year and is so discouraging. They look so good at first, and then bam... things are getting all chewed up. I've tried every kind of natural help, store bought powders, etc. and nothing seems to help.. and I can't SEE what is doing the damage! It's so frustrating. I'm glad yours are doing so well! Marilyn

  5. It is nice you have this garden spot to work on. Gardening is relaxing and productive at the same time. While I was in the hospital last week, my sister came over to weed my front garden and plant flowers in my flower boxes. What a treat to come home to! Nature sure rewards us when we give it care!


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