Tuesday Garden Party – Garden Inspiration for 7/14/2015

Happy Tuesday, Friends! I hope this week finds you well. I’m looking forward to sharing my garden update with you and seeing what you have to share this week!TGP 7.14 Weekly garden update simplifylivelove.comWe’ve had the most bizarre weather recently. Last week we barely reached the 70s and recorded all time record lows for this time of year. We were all freezing. This week, we’ve got heat indices over 100 and everyone is sweltering. It can’t be good for the crops and I’ve got a mixed report for this week’s garden update.

I’m really pleased with the way my cucurbits look. My cucumbers have almost completely overtaken the old fence I set up as a trellis for them, and there are tons and tons of baby cucumbers. My casper pumpkins are looking great too! They’re getting ready to sprawl off into the overflow of my garden. But my zucchini aren’t looking that great. I’ve got some blossom end rot on a few zucchinis and one plant looks like it has powdery mildew. I’ve never really paid that much attention to these issues before, so I’m not sure what to do about them.

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But my biggest concern is the return of my top two garden foes! The dreaded cucumber beetle and squash bugs have returned already. I know from experience that they will kill all of my pumpkins, zucchini, and cucumbers if I don’t deal with them quickly, so I’m in my garden several times a day looking for them so I can kill them and I’m also applying Diatomaceous Earth around the central stem of all of my plants. I’d love to hear your suggestions for dealing with these horrible pests. They win almost every single year.

I had a bumper crop of carrots this year!! Pop over to Instagram and see what I’m talking about! I was so thrilled with the carrots and we’re working on processing them now. And that’s what’s going on in my garden! Can’t wait to hear about yours!

Tuesday Garden Party – Garden Inspiration for 7/7/2015

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It’s Tuesday and time for the Garden Party! Read on to link up your garden inspired posts – recipes, diy, tutorials, and tips & tricks! If you don’t have posts to link up, come keep reading for a big dose of garden inspiration!

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From your host this week, Shelly from Frugal Family Home,


I’ve been having triumphs and tragedy in the garden this year. One of my triumphs in the garden is this lovely little lavender hydrangea. This little plant was started from a branch off of our blue hydrangea bush. I shared about it’s start in our garden here >.

Another triumph is our green beans. They are growing like crazy. Last year our green beans did so well, I saved a bunch of seeds and this year they are preforming wonderfully again. They have already overgrown the cattle panel trellis I have them on.

The tragedy is our cucumbers. I usually plant two varieties of cucumbers the vine type and a bush type. Well, the bush type is really doing well but the vine type is not growing at all. The cucumbers are forming but then they only to turn yellow and shrivel up. It’s so sad.

I see small little bite marks on the leaves, so I’m thinking it some sort of bug getting to them and/or they are not getting pollinated. I need to do more research to see what is going on. I’m glad the bush cucumbers are doing better. I just hope whatever is happening doesn’t spread.

Enough about what is happening in my garden. Let me share with you a few great post we had linked up at last week’s Tuesday Garden Party.

This Week’s Tuesday Garden Party Features are…


This is a cute idea for a horseshoe handled herb box form Our Fairfield Home and Garden.

My Flagstaff Home has an upcycle idea for using Wine Bottles Lamps to keep mosquitoes away.

My 1929 Charmer shared about how even weed flowers can be beautiful.

My Mommy World shared a unique family recipe for Easy Berry Cobbler.

Grow a Good Life shared a recipe for making Homemade Blueberry Syrup with Honey.

Can’t wait to see what you have to share this week!
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