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Labor Day in the Carolina Victory Garden

September 7, 2009

We spent the morning outside in the yard and garden. With my daughter’s help I cleaned up the three small beds in the front yard. We pulled out the diseased cantaloupe vines that had produced only one tiny fruit, turned the beds and went treasure hunting for sweet potatoes. We found only a few very small potatoes, not bad for three plants but the size may have had more to do with how hard the soil was. I think that I definitely need to add more organic matter to the front boxes and then remember to use the hoe to keep the soil looser. In the back, I cleaned out the area where the cucumbers had grown, cleaned the volunteer morning glory out of the cherokee rose tomatoes and harvested seed from the dill weed plants and pulled them from the garden.

I have added a couple of photos from plants that are blooming. I had never seen broccoli bloom before. It is quite pretty and the bees seem to like it a lot. The garlic chives are beautiful in bloom as are all the lemon/lime basil plants. We still have a great deal of bee activity going on in the garden.

So, how did you spend YOUR Labor Day?

Garlic Chives in Bloom

Garlic Chives

Broccoli in bloom

Broccoli in Bloom

4 Comments leave one →
  1. September 7, 2009 3:17 pm

    Watching the rain…!?!? 😦

    • Lauren permalink*
      September 8, 2009 4:54 pm

      STILL no rain here:-((

  2. October 7, 2009 9:00 pm

    You’re right, that broccoli is pretty in bloom. Are you trying to save seed?

    • Lauren permalink*
      October 24, 2009 9:14 pm

      Yes, I’ll have photos of the seed pods up soon.

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