Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
The raised bed garden is still in full swing, although I can tell the end of the season is very near. The sunflowers finally decided to show their beautiful colors. I tried growing a giant variety and they seriously are huge! I'm talking 12 feet tall! I've also got broom corn that towers 9 feet tall as well. The green beans have grown up an 8 foot teepee and are finally producing a large quantity of beans.
This was the first time I've ever tried growing okra before and I will continue to grow it in the future. It is a unique and decorative plant that is absolutely carefree. I planted the seeds and then next thing I knew I was frying up okra. They show no signs of disease, mildew, pests, etc. The unique foliage helped choke out weeds too. If you've never tried growing them before - I would highly recommend it.
This is also my first time growing sweet potatoes in my garden. I want to dig them up to see how big they are, but it isn't time yet. Both the okra and the sweet potato would make an excellent addition to any edible landscaping project. They are pretty and carefree.
The stray kitty keeps growing too. He is a very handsome cat and he has a lot of energy! He is always running around the yard, climbing up trees, jumping on top of the chicken coop, or attacking my leg. Yes, he likes to play - but sometimes he gets carried away and starts getting too aggressive with me. I'm hoping he calms down with age.
And finally, here is a photo of the chickens in their chicken tractor. I think they are just about done growing and they are bound to start laying eggs soon. They are turning into gorgeous birds, don't you think?