Sunday, August 21, 2011

Week twenty one in the garden...

what a coincidence that today is August 21st. Our garden looks great but it probably feels a little neglected since we haven't been spending much time out there lately. Here come the San Marzano tomatoes and boy are the pointy. Thankfully, Mommy picked up a few Sun Gold Cherry tomato plants otherwise we would still be waiting for our first ripe one. The Sweet Corn is about seven feet tall now and it looks like we will have some yummy Sweet Corn this year for sure.
Lately, we have been seeing these Cabbage White Butterflies in our yard. Mommy read that they are attracted to broccoli but Daddy hasn't figured out if they are a pest yet so their fate is still to be determined. Daddy said if they are like the moths around here they can't stay. Sierra and I have a favorite new variety in our garden this year and our Sweet bell pepper plants are it. They have dark purple fruit that turns red when fully ripe. Mommy has seen purple bells at the farmers market so we might pick some early before they fully turn. We will be sure to tell you all about them as soon as we harvest one. I have a new found respect for them after what Daddy made these little plants go through. After not watering them for a few weeks they were looking so wilted that I was embarrassed to take pictures of them to show you. Just look at them now, their must be six peppers on one plant.

***Grandma Update***Grandma feels the same today as she did yesterday. Please pray that the swelling in her brain continues to go down and for full recovery in her right arm and right leg.


  1. Your garden always looks stunning to us, Teddy, and your purple bell peppers are so pretty and look so yummy!
    We continue to send lots of healing thoughts your grandma's way.

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  2. Your garden still is looking good. You and pops sure do a great job
    Benny & Lily

  3. ooo i am excited for the corn!


  4. What nommy veggies!!!

    We are keeping your Grandma in your prayers

    Dory, Jakey and Bilbo

  5. The White Dog Army is sending its strongest healing energy to Grandma so that she gets completely well quickly and can go home to enjoy the wonderful veggies in your garden.

  6. Your garden looks nommy. The heat got a lot of our plants and now we're afraid Irene will get the rest.

    The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie