Thursday, June 23, 2011

Garden Update in Pictures

 I have been wanting to do a garden video update, but the weather here in Nashville has been unforgiving.  There has been tons of rain and a thunderstorm at least every other day.  So instead of a video update I thought I would just snap a few photos to let you see how well everything is thriving this year.  In spite of the rain or maybe because of it the garden is producing well.
The scarecrow is busy protecting our corn


The first corn silk buds coming through

The first of the cucumbers


Crook-neck squash...my favorite





Thursday, June 16, 2011

Hail Damage to Garden

Yesterday's hail storm was awesome and terrible at the same time!  Here in Antioch, which is a suburb or Nashville in Tennessee, we had a thunderstorm which produced 1-2 inch hail stones for the greater part of an hour.  While I knew that my car might suffer some random dings and perhaps even scratches I didn't think about the garden.  I guess it could have been worse but my crops did suffer some damage.  I am hoping that this is just minor damage and that it will not endanger the plants production.  Mainly affected were my squash plants and cucumber plants.  A couple of peppers sustained damage as well.  


Wednesday, June 15, 2011