Lazy J Bar C

Lazy J Bar C

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Garden Update

I finally got out into the garden and did some weeding Thursday, about time huh?!?

Only in the desert do you get tumbleweeds in the garden! LOL!! We also have problems with Bermuda grass out here.

I pulled up the broccoli plants, sure made the chickens happy! :)

Look what I found under several of the eggplant leaves!! Hope I got them all!

Meet the newest addition to the garden in an effort to keep the birds from eating all the tomatoes! 

I finally got scarecrow girl all put back together so that she can do her part in keeping the garden safe!

We had to move the birdbath from the back yard into the garden to get the bees out there so they could do their job pollinating!

Jerry helped me build three new boxes to put around the squash plants that weren't in boxes. The boxes seem to hold the water better than just a berm.

Yellow Crookneck

Clairmore Zucchini

Bennings Green Pattypan
Ronde de Nice Zucchini

Listada de Gandia Eggplant
Rosa Bianca Eggplant

Tatume Mexican Squash


The tomatoes and cucumbers are still trying to come on, it has been so hot that they are struggling a bit but we hope to have some tomatoes soon and the cucumbers are flowering! 


texwisgirl said...

oh, you're being SO mean to the birds. first the hawk decoy and scarecrow, then you take their bird bath and put it into the garden where they can no longer get to it safely... UGH! :)

Candy C. said...


LOL!! The bees had actually appropriated the bird bath while it was still in the back yard! The poor birds haven't been able to use it in a couple of years!

Anonymous said...

Everything looks great! I can't imagine gardening in desert.


Candy C. said...


It does present some challenges. They have forcasted monsoon rains for the rest of this week which will help a LOT!

nancypo said...

Love the scaregirl! My veggies are a full month, or more, behind due to the wet, cool, spring/early summer. Atleast you have veggies!

Candy C. said...


It seems it has been a tough garden year just about everywhere this year! We have had a lot of REALLY hot days, makes the poor plants struggle!