Thursday, May 31, 2012

Garden Harvests - May 31, 2012

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Despite the lack of rain and the scorching heat, my garden is still hanging in there.  The two squash plants are still producing pretty strong and I am up to 8 lbs harvested.  I have 8 more plants just starting to produce so my squash numbers should go up if all goes well.

This week also produced what will probably be the last lettuce harvest until fall and it produced the first peppers of the season.  I harvested two Hungarian Wax peppers.  I didn't plan on growing these, but there was a mix up in my habanero seed packet.  Because of this I have five of these Hungarian Wax peppers and I had to go and pick up a couple of habanero seedlings. I put the two real habbi's in pots and I hope they produce.  It was a good week, I am blessed.

One of the squash harvests from this week.
Two Hungarian Wax Peppers

Here are my two new habanero these from Lowes.

They better be habanero's this time.

Here is one of them all potted up and ready to go.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Corn Is Almost Ready

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I couldn't resist checking an ear of corn today out in the corn patch.  I knew it was getting close by the color and dryness of the silks.  The ear I checked has just a little more time to go.  The kernels were not fully formed all the way to the tip.  The fluid color was slightly milky, but still a little watery.  I guess I have about 7 to 10 days before it is fully ready and I can't wait.  This little gem still got plucked and went straight into a pot of boiling water.  Nothing like fresh corn.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Georgia Drought - We Need Rain!

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I have mentioned a few times in the last two years about how bad we need rain where I live.  Look at the United Status drought monitor map below and look at Georgia.  If that doesn't show how bad the situation is I don't know what will.  Almost the entire state is in the D3 and D4 drought ratings, which are the highest.  My prayers go out to all the farmers in Georgia trying to make a living.  I can always water my little home garden, but that isn't always the case for commercial farmers.  It has not rained a drop at my house in over two weeks and has only rained twice all Spring.  I am praying that is gets better down here.