Thursday, July 10, 2008

Mistress Mary,

Mistress Mary, quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With cockle-shells, and silver bells,
And pretty maids all in a row.
~~~~~Mother Goose

I was able to go play in the dirt after the rains left late yesterday afternoon. Yes, it was a little bit muddy. But plants don't seem to mind the mud. I planted more of the hot peppers, and some patty pan squash. I wanted to rototill in between the rows but the tiller got a flat. I had to put in a call to Big Little Brother to see if he could stop by to fix it. Reckon that means until he does, I get to use the old hoe!
I had put my white half runner beans to soaking early this morning. After it got nice and warm, got two more rows planted. I added a row of Nasturiums below the tomato plants. They are good companion plants to help keep the bugs off of them. Or so Momma says. We'll see.
I did pick several peppers last night. A yellow banana, cayenne and a jalepeno pepper. Had them for supper. And again for lunch today. UMMM! The cayenne and jalepeno had just the right amount of bite. My lips burnt for several minutes after I finished eating.
I can hardly wait till the tomato and squash start coming in. And the green beans...
But right now, I've got to leave for work. It's donut making time.
And so it goes......


Jo said...

Nothing tastes better in the summer time than sliced home grown tomatoes and a mess of green beans with new potatoes. I fix a birthday meal for each of my children and grandchildren. Tersie's request is always anything you want to fix as long as there are green beans and new potatoes on the menu.

A nice sized garden you have going there miss mary. Just wait til all of your veggies come in you will have a feast.

Ky Woman said...

Me and Tersie would be in hog heaven together...

And after feasting, it's work time getting it all canned so I can taste summer in the winter.

Oh, the garden is actually pretty small compared to what I've grown in past years...But I don't have 5 kids to feed now.

mjgolch said...

home grown vegies,what could be better that that? It takes a lot of work but the rewards are worth it inmy book! Hugs and blessings that's my story and I'm sticking to it!