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There Are Good Days In The Garden, And There Are Bad Days. Today Is A Good Day!

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Today is a good day in my garden.  I had a small harvest, and most of my plants are doing well.  Before I show you today’s “haul,” I want to update you on my spaghetti squash.  As you know, I have had many problems with my spaghetti squash plants.  I guess I was planting them in the wrong spot, because 2 of my four plants are thriving.  Take a look.

 

I planted this plant in the spot I was using for my previous (failing) plants, this time from seed, and it's okay, but it's not thriving.

I planted this plant in the spot I was using for my previous (failing) plants, this time from seed, and it’s okay, but it’s not thriving.

 

This one is doing a little better, and it may bear fruit, but it's not as huge as these plants can be.

This one is doing a little better, and it may bear fruit, but it’s not as huge as these plants can be.

 

These two plants, which are admittedly hard to see with my orange tree there, are growing like mad!

These two plants, which are admittedly hard to see with my orange tree there, are growing like mad!

 

See?  I have at least one spaghetti squash on it's way.

See? I have at least one spaghetti squash on it’s way.  I found a couple more this morning, which I hope will grow.

 

My summer squash plant is also thriving!

My summer squash plant is also thriving!

 

 

 

My pepper plants from last year are doing even better than last year!

My pepper plants from last year are doing even better than last year!

 

Since I didn't plant many radishes, I decided to let some of them go to seed, so I will have seeds for next year.

Since I didn’t plant many radishes, I decided to let some of them go to seed, so I will have seeds for next year.

 

My tomatoes are coming along.  I don't think you can see all of them, but this plant has 5 good tomatoes growing on it.

My tomatoes are coming along. I don’t think you can see all of them, but this plant has 5 good tomatoes growing on it.

And my Roma tomato plant has started fruiting.  Quite exciting!

And my Roma tomato plant has started fruiting. Quite exciting!

 

I picked these today: 1 summer squash, 2 red peppers, several yellow cherry tomatoes, and 2 onions (1 red and 1 white).  Dinner will be a delicious affair!

I picked these today: 1 summer squash, 2 red peppers, several yellow cherry tomatoes, and 2 onions (1 red and 1 white). Dinner will be a delicious affair!

 

So perseverance does pay off!  I think I may actually have spaghetti squash this year!  YEAH!

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Author: Laurel Nguyen

I am a happily married, stay at home mom with four sons, ages 23, 21, 17, and 12. I'm not a professional blogger, and I'm certainly not a foodie or a chef. But I like food, so I think I'm qualified to write about my own life experience with food. Want to be a little more prepared for the unexpected? Check out my Food Storage Blog, http://forayintofoodstorage.com. Have a question about Food Storage? Email me: forayintofoodstorage@gmail.com.

16 thoughts on “There Are Good Days In The Garden, And There Are Bad Days. Today Is A Good Day!

  1. Your garden looks great! I finally saw a few little tomatoes on my plant last week. I’m going to check in on them again today after having been away for the weekend to see if they’re starting to ripen yet. Love your blog!

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  2. Nice! It’s indeed a blessing to be able to grow your own food!

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  3. Awesome post! I just followed you to stay updated on your future posts and I look forward to them. I just started my own vegan/political blog, so feel free to check it out and let me know what you think!

    http://MannyRutinel.com

    Have a great day! :D

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  4. Beautiful collection you have there! We can feel through the photos the pride & excitement you get from your labor… keep it up!
    I have tiny green tomatoes starting, the squash flowers are still a few days shy :)
    The green peppers are fattening up & there’s much pleasure from it all, here too!

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  5. Beautiful yummy zucchini (summer squash)

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  6. This WP hates me
    I like the bowls – 3-pack
    I’m in Canada can I order?
    mini

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    Not just about good food & storage
    Help get a sweet boy with autism a service dog – looks like a lab & you know I’m partial to labs even if Keely failed obiedence anything for a kidlet

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  8. Your veggies look so pretty ! I know, that’s not what you should say about them, but they so delicious! HUGZ:)

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  9. Your garden is really coming along! Well done. – Fawn

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  10. awesome, awesome, awesome!! Perseverance pays off for sure!!

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  11. I love that we see one of your meters in the background. It just shows that you can grow food wherever you have, even if you don’t have much space.

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  12. Your garden looks great, Inspiration for me to keep trying with mine!

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  13. I found you on the “posts of interest” at “End Times Prophecy Report”, because they linked to me as well. So happy to see other gardeners getting an early harvest! So exciting!

    Stop in and see mine at http://www.heavybranches.com, too.

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  14. My garden is in it’s infancy stage so these pictures make me hopeful.

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  15. I’m so glad that your gardening is going well! I had the same experience with some pepper plants one year- they survived the winter and produced so well. I’m rooting or your spaghetti squash! If you have compost, you can mulch around them with it to help them a bit.

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  16. Your garden is doing great. I have 4 tomato plants and 2 bell pepper plants in containers. I had my first picking of cherry tomatoes earlier in the week. : )

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