Tuesday Garden Party for July 21st

Welcome to this week’s Tuesday Garden Party. If you read last week’s Tuesday Garden Party’s post you know I’m struggling to get some of my cucumbers to grow. I did some research and it looks like my cucumbers may be low on magnesium.

Cucumbers are starting to green up more.

The lower leaves were turning yellow and then it was slowly creeping up the plant. I added a little Epsom salt to the ground and also did a foliage wash with a mixture of 1 gallon water to 1 tablespoon of Epsom salt. I have my fingers crossed that this will work. I’ve noticed a few of the leaves seem to be greening up already. I’m hoping I’ve found the problem, time will tell.

This week Michelle is hosting our party and she has picked some great links to feature. Scroll on down to see this week’s features and to link up your own gardening post. Remember if you don’t have a blog you can leave me a comment and let me know how things are going in your garden.

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From your host this week, Michelle from Simplify, Live, Love.

Wow that's a lot of carrots harvested in Michelle's Garden.

Happy Tuesday, Friends! As I look back at my pictures from last year’s garden, I notice a lot of differences from this time last year. Last year, I was already harvesting peppers, tomatoes, and eggplant, and I’m still waiting on all of those things right now. But this year, I’ve already harvested nice crops of strawberries {and my ever bearing strawberries are producing again!!}, carrots, shallots, and garlic, none of which did that well for me last year. I’ve also got cucumber beetles pretty badly again this year which is very discouraging. Where do they come from and why won’t they leave my garden alone?! I’m good at sharing, but cucumber beetles don’t share nicely, so I’m in my garden several times a day smashing them and applying Diatomaceous Earth to keep their numbers down.

The lovely things growing in Michelle garden

I hope your garden is in full swing. I really love this time of year, when almost everything we eat is grown right here in Eastern Iowa. Last night, we ate one of my favorite zucchini recipes, beef with zucchini {maybe I should share the recipe soon?}, sauteed broccoli, and fresh sweet corn. It’s so satisfying to see all of the hard work in the garden pay off at the dinner table, don’t you agree?! This week, I’ll be hard at work canning my Grandma’s secret dill pickles and freezing sweet corn Iowa style, as well as eating as much as we can from only locally grown food. And that’s my weekly update. Now, on to your accomplishments!

This week’s Tuesday Garden Party Features –

This week's features for the Tuesday Garden Party

I love seeing the squash varieties that Green Thumbs and Sandy Toes is growing. I’ve got some of the same types growing in my garden, but she’s got some varieties that are also new to me.

I’m really curious about the addition of a diaper in Love My Messy Mess’s hanging flower baskets. What’s that all about? 🙂

Mary’s Heirloom Seeds has a great July seed starting guide per region. I don’t normally add much to my garden in the fall, but this year I might just take the plunge!

Four Hills of Squash had a great garlic harvest!

I’ve got a similar box to the one Easy Peasy Life Matters shows us how to make for her Indoor/Outdoor Herb Garden and I love it!

I can’t wait to see what you have for us this week! Link up below.

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