Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Wheelie Wednesday - Out To The Vegetable Garden

Hi everybody! It's me, Autumn!
We're on our way out to dad's vege garden! Dad started all of his flowers from seed and all of his tomato plants from seed!
The flowers that are just staring to bloom are giant zinnias. He also has marigolds planted and those bigger plants in the center are sunflowers! We've had a LOT of rain lately and very little sun so our garden is a little behind where it should be for this time of year!
This tomato is called Fourth of July and in years past, we'd be picking it and eating it but not this year! It's a smaller-type tomato but it has a tremendous yield! Once these tomatoes start to ripen, we'll keep picking them until September! Mom loves to toss these tomatoes across the brook to Maggie and Mitch who are waiting for are patiently waiting their treat! They both love tomatoes!
All of the rain hasn't hurt the zucchini squash! It looks like we'll be picking it very soon! yummm
Do you see that little guy in there? That's a baby acorn squash! This is the first time that we've ever grown acorn squash! We sure hope it does well for us!
Look how big these leaves are! I could get lost in the garden and mom would never know what happened to me!
We're heading back across the brook now!
Hello grampa Grey Lag! Nice day we're having, isn't it?!
This is Mitch's apple tree! We don't prune it and we don't spray it! The apples are pretty much for the ducks, geese and Dauby, our swan and of course for MitchyBoy! They're not as pretty as what you see in the grocery store because we don't spray but nobody complains about it - they just scarf them up!
See you all next Wednesday!

Love, Autumn


Bae Bae said...

I like your hat Autumn. And the leaves in the garden sure looks HUGE~

~ Bae

Princess Patches said...

What a great garden! We only have tomatoes. Five plants are growing upside down and 2 are in pots on the deck. They are behind too because of our weather being waaay too hot! We hope your Acorn Squash does very well!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

What a great garden. Mom was digging potatoes in ours yesterday - we don't know why she doesn't let us help.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Sir Woodstock said...

Wheelie Bailey here!
Am so envious of your 'green fingered' parents - mine is useless!
Weeds she is go @!!!

umekotyan said...

Good evening m & m
Friendship is put from Japan of the Star Festival.
The classroom of the flower arrangement was started today finally.
It was a hard day.

As for the enjoyment of the vegetable kitchen garden, the tomato and the zucchini are delicious.
The amount of the seedling of the tomato is large.
When eating, it is a lot of harvests.
It limits it to sharing to the vicinity.
It is olive oil of the zucchini and a stir-fry.
Incidently, it has the memory of eating the zucchini flower.
Of course, it sleeps with the pasta of the tomato, and slaver seems to occur. :D

from loved ume tyan

Puggle Preston said...

Hi Autumn and M & M,
Your dad and mom have the coolest vegetable garden. We have never seen acorn squah! They are so cute and look delicious.

Gus said...

mmmmmm...That is one delicious looking garden. Ume is right, you have the makings of a great pasta dish right there!

gussie d

Cowspotdog said...

that is one nice veggie garden and with all those says she could see making lots of yummy pickles and chutney - especially with the apples added in.

Teesha and Bindie said...

Love all your vegies, we likes zucchini whens theys small like that but often our mums a bit lazy so doesnt pick thems ands they grow into zepalins, we have thems in our dinners with carrots, not gots any kini ats the moment as its winter buts we got pumpkin instead, dads just put the garlic in.

Archie and Melissa said...

hi m & m and autumn!

wow! that is an amazing garden!

It is a work of art!

love ya!
m & e

Simba and Jazzi said...

What a lovely day to be exploring the garden.

Simba and Jazzi xx

Kelly said...

Hi sweet Autumn! Another lovely garden tour! Everything is looking great!

I'd love to borrow some of your rain and send you some of my sunshine!

Martha said...

Hi Autumn
We have never tried vegetables - but would love to. Thanks for showing us your vegetable garden. That squash looks good. We hope you make a nice apple pie with the apples!
Martha & Bailey xxx

Sue said...

What a wonderful garden. I ought to try growing some veggies. How do you keep those two fur monsters out of the garden? My helpers trample the plants.

Arran, Arthur and Mum said...

Your parents is very green fingered Autumn. Cool duck!
~lickies, Ludo

Fred said...

That is nice of you to have an apple tree just for Mitch (and the others)!

Hollie and Janie said...

Your dad's garden is beautiful. I am going to visit my grandparents this weekend, and I am excited to see what they have growing! Mitchy is so lucky to have an apple tree!! I wish I could plant a bully stick tree! hehe

Martine said...

Your garden looks amazing! Yum Squash!!!

We tried our first ripening tomatoes this weekend and they were DELICIOUS! Sugar love 'em!

xo sugar & martine

erin said...

Pawesome garden! Thanks for the tour. My girl is about to harvest her first zucchini too.

Eric said...

Lovely vegetable garden Autumn.It all looks delicious. Keep wheeling along though don't want your pumkins to take root!

Wiry wags n kissies Eric xxx

The Army of Four said...

Great garden tour! Don't those zukes look great?!?! I wonder if our mom is going to share her tomato crop with us. Something tells me the answer is 'no'....
Play bows,

Lacy said...

w00fs, hmm mama and daddy wuz lazy this year, they didnt plant nuffin...i guesses theres always next spring..

b safe,

doyle and mollie said...

hey autumn what a fabulous vege garden you have
my mum is furry impressed, oh and i hope you all dont doesnt mind mitch helping me out with my navy post today! he was soooo pawfect for the role

Clive said...

Wonderful garden photos!

We really enjoyed looking at all your great veg!

lots of woofs
Clive and gang

Moco said...

That was a nice trip around the garden. Our tomatoes aren't doing much this year either.

Teddy Bear said...

Beautiful hat, Autumn and the veggies look GREAT!!!

Teddy Bear

Wired for Mackie said...


Thanks so much for helping Cecil and for putting him on your bloggy too! You are the bestest!
By the way, your garden looks beautiful...if you get any rodents, I bet you knowe a terrier or two who would take "care" of them for you, if you know what I mean/ ; )O


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

It all looks soooo yummy!

Mom had some yellow skhwash and zukhhini on Tuesday night - and I got some too!

Tank woo fur the tour!


Mack said...

You guys could open your own Soup & Salad buffet!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Autumn!
Your mom has the best flowers and your dad the best veggies!
Kisses and hugs

Unknown said...

I'm amazed your garden is doing so well with all the rain. Look ... it even brought out the ducks???!!!

TwoSpecialWires said...

We would LOVE to have a vegetable garden! We keep trying to think of ways to grow one that would survive our time away from home each summer AND survive the pesky deer. We're thinkin we'll just have to satisfy ourselves with wheelies like you that have beautiful veggie gardens of your own! So very nice1

Miss Fergi and Jake

Linda said...

Hey Autumn,
Nice garden plants. Most gardens in Iowa are behind too. But our zuchinni is doing well also & so are the tomatoes. Mama didn't make a very big garden this year, and it's so overgrown. The tomato plants are as tall as Mama & there's no room even to sit a wheely in there without it getting dirty, hehehehe.
Hope your apples do well, we have lots of apple trees too.
Luv & Wirey Hugs,
Butchy, Snickers, Ruby, Sylvester & Scuby

Asta said...

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Autumn, don't get lost undew those leaves. You have to be at the Chwistening next'we the godmothew aftew all
smoochie kisses

Joe Stains said...

we love SQUASHABLES so much! the garden looks great, Mom is jealous, she can't grow anything!

Dexter said...

Your vegetable garden is looking much better than ours. I am afraid to go near ours since all the rain the tomato plants are scary HUGE and the cucumbers are breaking out of their cages.