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Garden Update 4

Um, I think this is garden update #4, but it's been so long, at least a month, so I can't really remember. Above you can see our beautiful raspberries coming into ripeness on the bushes, and they have expanded three-fold (bushes) in just one hot summer. We are collecting about 20 berries a time/4 times a week and they are going strong. It's fun to see a bunch of white pieces turn red and juicy seemingly overnight. The kids love picking these off and just smashing them into their mouths! We rarely get to the back porch and have any left to bring inside.
Unfortunately, that is just about all I have to update. I didn't have much time to snap pictures, I'm barely pulling my camera out of it's spot in my purse these past few weeks, but the growth has been sparse with all our other veggies.
The corn was completely knocked over before it was fully done when we had a horrible storm about two weeks ago. Huge cars were lying on top of cars, houses, and all over the street so those stalks didn't stand a chance. Too bad, too, as I was looking forward to that sweet corn!
Our cucumbers just keep blooming...and disappearing. I think that a couple of caterpillars (before cocooning) age a lot of the beginning growth on that plant, because we have chicken wire around them. We have a few currently about 2 inches long, and the plant is still reaching, climbing and producing, but I have less hope in it's turning into a profitable cucumber plant anytime soon.
Our carrots are finally turning and will be ready soon. I should have read the packets more carefully as this crop seems to take forever! I pulled a few out and each were about 2 inches long and no more than 1/4 inch wide....very small. However, the interesting thing were the colors (we got a variety pack). One was orange and one was purple. They smelled delicious! More to come!
How's your garden doing?


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