Monday, July 22, 2013

Garden Pictures

2013 has been a challenging year for this gardener!  When you live in Wisconsin, you spend winter months under your blanket, cup of coco, seed catalog, notebook, dreaming and drawing out your plans.  Some of my best gardens are in that notebook - if only on paper. 

We had a long winter, wet cool spring and plenty of deer.  I knew, when we were feeding that "ratty buck" all winter, it would come back to bite me. 

The most disappointing part for me was my sweet corn.  I planted early, 30 rows of 25 hills with 4-5 kernels in each - that's was a lot of work.  Well, all the rain after I planted, standing water and deer - left me with NO corn.  Good thing my friends Linda and John plant acres of everything.  I will just buy some from them. 

Here is what I have left in my raised beds. 

The deer loved the beans and beets!

That is all that is left of the beets - they pulled them up and ate only the tops. 


I plan on a nice salad for lunch with one of those green peppers. 

Blessings from Ringle, Wisconsin.


Felecia Cofield said...

Hi Jacky! Your raised beds look so nice in spite of the deer! You must spend a lot of time weeding them to look so good! I won't even post any photos of my jungle, I'm mean garden! Thanks for sharing! Blessings from Bama!

TexWisGirl said...

oh, you do have yourself a deer problem. :)

Sara S. said...

What a way for the deer to thank you ... you save them over the long nasty winter and they eat your beets!!! Oh the joys of the "Northwoods" lol.
I'm sorry I didn't introduce myself sooner but yes I am Shannon's cousin. My mom is Mel from Up North with Mel and Cher and Dar are my aunts. What a small world we live in, be sure to tell Shannon and Syminda hello for me and I hope you have fun working on your project!

Dar said...

the bright side is,..................................still have peppers for your salad. I'm surprised they didn't eat any of that gorgeous lettuce. Your spuds and maters look good so you will have to make more salads. I finally had to resort to fencing the small gardens in and using Deer Fence around the spuds and the pumpkins in the 1/2 acre garden...isn't gardening fun in our northwoods...any turkeys to deal with????
Life is good, girl, good as God :)

Faye Henry said...

LOL.. Sorry, my friend but don't you hate that when it happens.. After all of your work..
Take care, dear..