Summer 2016 Garden Update

A garden update on the Britt’s Blurbs summer garden; what made it and what didn’t.

Summer 2016 Garden Update_ Britt's Blurbs

It’s been so much fun this year to have a bigger garden! I’ve certainly learned a lot about what I enjoy growing, what works in our humid Georgia climate, and what doesn’t. We started this year with a total of 9 garden beds. 

In the spring we had:

  • An herb garden bed
  • Spinach
  • Kale

Going into the summer we had:

  • Zucchini
  • Watermelon
  • Peppers (Jalapeno & Habanero)
  • Cucumbers
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Beefsteak Tomatoes

Summer 2016 Garden Update | Britt's Blurbs

Summer 2016 Garden Update | Britt's Blurbs

The spinach and kale were done by May once it started getting too warm. 

My cucumbers and zucchini started growing quickly. By the end of May we had zucchini coming in and two weeks into June we had cucumbers. However, those were both short lived. I’d say we had three weeks of harvest until the darn squash bugs attacked the plants. Unfortunately, they slowly started to die off and stopped producing. 

Summer 2016 Garden Update | Britt's Blurbs

However, we’re going strong with mini watermelons, beefsteak tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, habanero, jalapeños and herbs still. 

The peppers are LOVING the heat while the tomatoes and watermelon are doing well. The days are long and hot here so we’re watering almost twice a day and in-between praying for scattered thunderstorms so we don’t have to water. 

Summer 2016 Garden Update | Britt's Blurbs

B and I leave for vacation this Friday and have a wonderful house sitter who will watch our garden. Once we return, my plan is to start getting some beds ready for fall crops! I need to plant the seeds to allow for a good month to 2 months of maturation. 

I’m thinking I’ll plant some more kale and spinach for the fall, fall squash (pray the squash bugs don’t get that!), cabbage, and onions. 

What did you plant in your garden this summer? How’s it coming along?

*A special thanks to Cait Tompkins for our fabulous garden shoot. I just love how these turned out!

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