Is it just me, or does blogland seem quite lately? Just wondering.
Anyway, here it is our first week of summer and things haven't slowed down at all. We still have t-ball games to attend and a dance recital coming up and another birthday party to get ready for (yeah, I know - another one). Last night was the recital dress rehearsal, which is always fun. I love seeing all the sparkley costumes.
This afternoon I piddled around my little garden. My vegetable garden is growing well, but my poor summer squash has been plagued by powdery mildew and it has spread to my cucumber plant, which does not make me happy. I can do without the squash, but I LOVE cucumbers. I'm pretty sure my problem is overcrowding. That coupled with all the rain we've been getting has resulted in a moldy disaster! The squash is now gone. I cut off as many moldy cucumber leaves as I could, but as soon as the current cucumbers ripen, it's getting pulled up as well. Grrr.
I picked up a few big pots with plans to grow another cucumber and squash off on their own. We'll see how that turns out. While I was at the garden center I picked up cantaloupe and honeydew melon plants. I think I'll plant them near my little pumpkin patch. That should work out, shouldn't it? My pumpkin patch happened by accident. I finally got around to throwing our Halloween pumpkin on the compost pile (I'm embarrased to tell you how long that thing sat by my front door...let's just say that Santa saw it). I didn't get around to turning my compost pile, and before I knew it, I had sprouting pumpkin plants. So, I transplanted them all to a little corner of the yard where I had planned to put another raised bed. This is all one big experiment to me, really.
At least I was able to pick a half dozen squash and got a few good cucumbers before their demise. My tomatoes and eggplants are doing well. Now I can't wait for those tomatoes to ripen. Seeing those big green tomatoes is killing me!! Gardening is definitely a test in patience, that's for sure :)