Friday Free For All

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July 19, 2013 by Kriscinda Lee Everitt

Holy shit, it’s hot. Cray-cray hot. But that didn’t stop us from sweating it out in the garden this morning. I wrangled the tomatoes and pulled out most of the zucchini plants, what with all the bacterial wilting going on (surely there must be a death metal band out there called Bacterial Wilt…). Also, the pole beans support finally snapped under the weight of the bean plants (live and learn), so we rigged up a better, stronger support that should serve our purposes until the end of the season.

Captive Bolt Pistol hasn’t arrived yet, but I did manage to snap a few pictures of our ever-elusive resident fawns, Bill and Jeff.

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Bill&Jeff3Bill&Jeff6And here’s some pics around the garden…

Happy Garden Time

Happy Garden Time

Amish Pastes

Amish Pastes

Cherry maters are starting to blush

Cherry maters are starting to blush

Carrots

Carrots

Dill

Dill

Amish Pasties

Amish Pasties

Basil still going strong

Basil still going strong

Banana peppers

Banana peppers

Banana peppers

Banana peppers

Five-color Chinese peppers

Five-color Chinese peppers

Anaheim peppers (excuse the phallicness...)

Anaheim peppers (excuse the phallicness…)

Pumpkin...

Pumpkin…

...I hope they survive the Wilt.

…I hope they survive the Wilt.

Peppers

Peppers

Renegade tomato plant that appeared at the side of the pepper bed

Renegade tomato plant that appeared at the side of the pepper bed

Bacterial Wilt with the crook-neck squash =(

Bacterial Wilt with the crook-neck squash =(

It's still giving us a few fruits before it gives up the ghost

It’s still giving us a few fruits before it gives up the ghost

Mammoth sunflowers are mammoth...

Mammoth sunflowers are mammoth…

Corn's chugging along

Corn’s chugging along

Had to pull up most of the zukes. These will probably go soon, too

Had to pull up most of the zukes. These will probably go soon, too

Monster makeshift bean support

Monster makeshift bean support

The beans are coming, though...

The beans are coming, though…

Cukes

Cukes

Wilt in the cukes...

Wilt in the cukes…

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Mortgage Lifter

We're going to be up to our necks in cherry maters

We’re going to be up to our necks in cherry maters

Amish Paste

Amish Paste

And your metal for this Friday is really your metal for next Friday. If you’re in Pittsburgh, you should definitely head on over to the 31st Street Pub next Friday to see Big A’s band, Iron Crown, play with the Motorpsychos and KY’s Scent of Remains. The FB event page is here.

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6 thoughts on “Friday Free For All

  1. Sandy says:

    Going to try and make the show next Friday. I have plans for one night over the weekend and not which night my friend has picked. I’ll see if I can make it Saturday so I can do this on Friday.

  2. Linne says:

    Sorry to hear of your blight, but truly, your garden is SO impressive! I can’t believe it’s only been a few days !! since you were posting about building frames and lugging dirt . . . Fantastic to see the harvest forming up, isn’t it? ~ Linne

    • Kriscinda says:

      Yeah, the whole blight thing could have been worse, and really, it’s our first year. we sort of expected at least one massive disaster, and since we managed to avoid a few others since first lugging that dirt around, if this is the worst that happens, we’re doing fine. =) Now we know what to work to avoid next year. =D

  3. Your garden’s looking great :)

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