Weekly Rewind: May 11 – 17

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The Weekly Rewind is my version of The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

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We had a lot of rain this week. It was great for my plants!

I pulled the plant that was dead, but the rest of my basil has recovered very well.

Basil 05/17/14

Basil 05/17/14

One of my tomato plants is noticeably larger this week. The other was labeled cherry tomatoes last week, but I was looking at the little information stick thing and I don’t think I bought a cherry tomato plant this year. I wanted one, but I got the wrong thing. Oh well, there’s always next year.

Tomatoes 05/17/14

Tomatoes 05/17/14

Tomatoes 05/17/14

Tomatoes 05/17/14

I don’t think my strawberries are doing that well. Every time it gets windy and stormy, I feel like I need to move them from the tables to the ground so they won’t fall over. I tried hanging the brown planter up again, but it fell again because of those stupid squirrels, so I’m done with that. I keep rotating the planters so all sides get sun, but that’s kind of a pain. But if I want strawberries, that’s what I’ll do.

Strawberries 05/17/14

Strawberries 05/17/14

Strawberries 05/17/14

Strawberries 05/17/14

But I do have strawberries! The brown planter has a couple that are starting to get red, but they’re small. The larger strawberries are still green.

My original lettuce looks great, and my more recently planted lettuce is growing nicely, too.

Lettuce 05/17/14

Lettuce 05/17/14

Spring Crisp Lettuce 05/17/14

Spring Crisp Lettuce 05/17/14

My spinach is still sparse. I think chipmunks or squirrels dug up a bunch of the seeds before they started growing. I know it was well-seeded, but not many came up. They have also killed a couple of the spinach plants this week.

Spinach 05/17/14

Spinach 05/17/14

The summer squash gets dug in A LOT, but so far most of it has survived.

Summer Squash 05/17/14

Summer Squash 05/17/14

I’m a little concerned because some of the leaves on my blueberry bush are turning red. Google says it’s either due to the colder temperatures (down around 40) we’ve had at night this past week or a bacterial/fungal problem in the soil. It’s supposed to warm up this week, so I’m hoping it was just the cold.

Blueberries 05/17/14

Blueberries 05/17/14

My green beans were just starting to push their way out of the soil last week. This week:

Green beans 05/17/14

Green beans 05/17/14

The peas have grown like crazy. They’re going to start latching onto their climbing poles soon.

Peas 05/17/14

Peas 05/17/14

Last week I had nothing to show from my sweet peppers, carrots, morning glory, or sunflowers.

Sweet peppers 05/17/14

Sweet peppers 05/17/14

Carrots 05/17/14

Carrots 05/17/14

Sadly, most of the sunflowers were dug up by a chipmunk a few hours after I took this photo.

Sunflowers 05/17/14

Sunflowers 05/17/14

Morning Glory 05/17/14

Morning Glory 05/17/14

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Reviews: Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn, Searching for Sky by Jillian Cantor

Other Posts: I’m think about writing spoilers into all my non-ARC reviews in the future.

Books I Acquired:

Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger Soulless by Gail Carriger

Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger, Soulless by Gail Carriger,

Currently Reading: The One by Kiera Cass

book news

Emmy Laybourne has published a Monument 14 story called What Mario Scietto Says on Tor.com. Also available are two earlier (but new to me) short stories: Jake and the Other Girl and Dress Your Marines in White. Yay for not having to shell out extra money for the short stories/novellas in this series!

Similarly, Katie Finn has posted a prequel to Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Men on Wattpad: Waves, Stars, and Other Things to Catch. You can also read the first five chapters of Broken Hearts on Wattpad.

Jenna

Comments

  1. Nice haul. Happy reading. I will be checking out the Broke Hearts prequel 🙂
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  2. I’m curious about those Emmy Laybourne stories since I haven’t read that series but am interested. Will check those out… also nice post on spoilers in reviews. Have a great week!
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  3. Your plants are doing so well! I am hoping to get my garden tilled and planted next weekend!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings
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  4. Gail Carriger is amazing! Her Parasol Protectorate series is one of my favorites 😀
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  5. Love the title of your post and your blog! Those plants are looking beautiful, I don’t have much of a green thumb! I haven’t read any Gail Carriger but her books seem interesting!

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  6. I am so excited to read about your garden. I plant mine next week (we have to wait till then because of frost it snowed last weekend). I’ll post some pictures of mine too. I am not doing it from seed … it is too late in the season. I love how you have your plants in containers too!!
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  7. I love your garden pictures. I’ve got most of my tomatoes and herbs planted but got stalled out because it all of a sudden got cold and rainy! Your lettuce looks gorgeous and I’m jealous that you’ve had strawberries. I always have the worst luck! Interesting books you picked up too – I’ve been wanting to read Soulless!
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  8. Oh wow – you’re garden looks amazing! I’m so jealous – someday I plan to have a garden with all sorts of vegetables and fruits.

    Enjoy your books too! Have a great week 🙂
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  9. Send some of that rain over here! Definitely having lettuce jealousy. I really need to get around to reading Gail Carriger’s books soon!
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