I'm a little behind on garden updates, mostly because I've been lazy! My oldest is in week 2 of his 3 week stay at Boy Scout Camp. The first week was camping with his Troop, the remaining 2 weeks he's a CIT (counselor in training). The beautiful thing for us is that while he's not getting paid for his CIT work, the Boy Scout Camp is housing him and FEEDING him. That's like paying me a good $50/week!!! Here's Brendan heading out to camp:
In garden news, all of the melon plants are happily setting fruit. This hot weather we've been having is good for melons, not so good for people (or electric bills!). All of the melons are beyond the itty-bitty stage:
Carrots have been doing well this year. I'm pretty impressed! We had 2 large-ish harvests in the past week:
Here's the kids holding the largest 2 carrots:
The boys have to be closely monitored while in the carrot patch. They both want to pick all of them-it's kinda like a Christmas present or one of those Christmas poppers, you just don't know what you'll get until you yank it outta the ground!
Another nice carrot harvest last night:
I'll let this last carrot speak for itself. If you grow carrots and have any sort of rocks in the soil, the growing tap root will spilt and the resulting carrot will look funny. Even my carrots look like boys!!!
Linking up to Daphne's Dandelions.