My out of CONTROL garden..

I was kinda laughing last night, taking pictures of my garden… I’ve taken about 12 squash off there already and theres still a ton more… the corn is really starting to thrive, as are the peas.. FINALLY!  I literally just planted the zucchini on saturday and the pic below show how big they are after just 4 days!!  They were SEEDS!  The tomatos are doing well, so is the broccoli.  Dano’s “gourds” (I still have no idea why she wanted these) are doing well also.  Now. I am fairly certain that I planted the watermelon, cantaloupe and the um.. oh pumpkin WAAAY too close together, as they have created their own intermingled bed of leaves.  It’s been 16 days since the last post of pics of the garden.  It is out of control now.  For reals.  In the huge mess of the melons/pumpkin, I found last night ONE single watermelon growing on a limb that has grown OUT of the garden onto the concrete.  ONE. That’s it.  In the whole jungle, one.  WTH!?!?!  Oh, and also, the pumpkin.  I really didn’t think it would live.  The roots are in the ground and look pretty homely.  The vines have grown to the far left, and there, on that ONE vine, is ONE pumpkin.  Again, ONE.  Shit better start producing stat!  Now, when I get home today, seeing as the weather has dropped a whopping 10 degrees in the last day or so (THANK GOODNESS) I will get into the garden and check out the cantaloupe.  Haven’t seen squat from that sucker, but a TON of pretty yellow flowers.  My grape vine LIVED!  I am soooo happy about that.  Haven’t planted it in the ground yet, wasn’t sure what it was going to do, so I need to do that pretty quick…  Anyway, without further ado… *Le Garden*

My dogs… and my garden..

I’ve been inspired to share a post about my dogs and my garden.. by my friend Nikki Crome..  She has her dogs on a diet to feed them the same healthy foods she likes to eat..  As much as I love my dogs, I never thought about this..  I mean, I’ve fed them stuff from my garden, but always more as a treat I think.  Included in this post are pictures from my garden.  Started it the second week of July and it’s growing beautifully..  Inside my little haven are, Roma Tomatoes, Tomatillos, (a TON) of Broccoli, Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Pumpkin (won’t be ready for Halloween tho I don’t think  BOO!) Jalapeno, Serrano chile’s and habanero as well.  Then there is some Gourds (Dano REALLY wanted to grow them, no idea why) and squash, which are already sprouting about 20 of them!  Then there is a BUNCH of corn, and lastly peas.  (Seems like so much more when I look at it haha)  OH! Forgot the Avocado tree, and my grape vine.. 🙂 The corn.. that didn’t take off too well.  The ones that were already growing, only one really “took”.  Planted a bunch of seeds, and holy crap within 5 days, they are all sprouting, and now they are a few inches tall already!  I still want to plant Blackberry vines but those won’t produce anything for a couple years.  It’s relaxing to be out there during the summertime, but damn it’s HOT.. Gotta wait til the shade kicks in to get in there..  I think I will head back to the farmer’s market and get some more veggies, and eggs, and slowly wean my furry kids off “dog food” and see how that works..  Raw meat with bones… THAT I will continue to research today as well.  I knew about the cooked bones, they can’t have, but raw makes a bunch more sense!!  Anyway, thank you +Nikki Crome  here are some pics of my garden. 🙂