Watermelon Woman

Kitty vs. Watermelon
June 27, 2007, Wednesday,9:06 pm
Filed under: watermelons

Posted by Sir Flanigan to YouTube, June 18–very cute!

June 23, 2007, Saturday,5:36 pm
Filed under: Gardening, Vegetables, watermelons

The garden is progressing nicely. I have lost a few green bean plants and one tomato but I had planted extra just in case. The sunflowers are about 4 feet tall and make me smile every time I look at them. The watermelons have established themselves and are expanding. Even if I get one melon from the 6 plants I will be happy. There are many green tomatoes and one is already turning.

On another side of the garden, I am planning an asparagus bed as well as artichokes. First I have to clear the weeds, fix my water source, compost,  etc. As this is behind a retaining wall, the dog cannot get access to the area.  Also on the agenda is adding some mulch to other areas of behind the retaining wall and perhaps some planting as well. This is the spouse’s area so we have to agree. hmmm. Wish me luck.

Summer Garden
June 2, 2007, Saturday,8:08 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

I have unfortunately become one of the bloggers that stopped posting for a long time. I’m not sure anyone cares, but I will try to do better.

Work and family have been keeping me pre-occupied with a marriage, party, big projects etc. It was May before I had the chance to plant my summer garden.

I probably overdid the tomatoes but I have such problems with ants that I bought double the amount I would normally so that some might survive and give me ‘maters. Most are heritage, red and yellow and striped. Also, for the first time, I am trying sunflowers. One has a bud already!

As I called this blog Watermelon Woman, I had to grow some melons. Several melons. We will see how I do. Rounding out the garden are sweet peppers, bush beans and squash. In pots for now are two citrus, Mardarin Orange and Meyer Lemon. Also my pomegranate is still in a pot. I cannot make up my mind where to plant it but I really want to have my own.

I resorted to a wire fence all winter long to keep the dog out of the veggie area. It worked well and I need to keep it up so the plants are not trampled or pooped upon. I amended the soil with manure and compost twice. This really kept the weeds down to manageable levels. I weeded just after a rain when it was easy to pull them.

I will try for photos later.