Weekly Rewind: May 18-24

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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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I’ve thought about spinning off my garden updates into their own weekly post, but I think I’ll just leave them here for now. Once everything stops growing as rapidly, I won’t have as many pictures to share. And I was going to see if there were any garden blog hops and memes that I could join and include in that post, but there don’t aren’t any current ones that I’m interested in. The ones I was interested in seem to be abandoned.

The basil has some damaged leaves, and I’ve seen holes where squirrels or chipmunks have been digging it the pot. That one plant dying hasn’t helped matters, as it left an empty patch of dirt: perfect for digging, apparently.

Basil 05/23/14

Basil 05/23/14

I should have spread these herbs out a little better because there are empty patches for digging here, too. I also cut some of them this week to use in Friday night’s dinner.

Herbs 05/23/14

Herbs 05/23/14

I missed a day of watering and it shows in my tomato plants. They’ll bounce back though. I have my very first tiny tomato!

Tomatoes 05/23/14

Tomatoes 05/23/14

Tiny tomato 05/23/14

Tiny tomato 05/23/14

I have a lot of strawberries starting to grow. I had my first ripe ones this week, too! A bird got the first two or three, but I picked one yesterday morning.

Strawberries 05/23/14

Strawberries 05/23/14

Strawberries 05/23/14

Strawberries 05/23/14

My first strawberry 05/24/14

My first strawberry 05/24/14

LOOK AT MY LETTUCE! Go, lettuce, go! I cut some of the first lettuce for salads last night. We have some left over for wraps for today and to go on burgers tomorrow.

Lettuce 05/23/14

Lettuce 05/23/14

Spring Crisp Lettuce 05/23/14

Spring Crisp Lettuce 05/23/14

The spinach grew a lot this week, too. I decided to cut it at the same time I was doing the lettuce, but I did leave some of the smaller leaves.

Spinach 05/23/14

Spinach 05/23/14

The summer squash is getting big enough to discourage digging now.

Summer squash 05/23/14

Summer squash 05/23/14

After some warmer weather, the leaves on the blueberries seem less red this week — or maybe that’s just wishful thinking.

Blueberries 05/23/14

Blueberries 05/23/14

I had been a little concerned because the green beans are in the corner where they get less sun, but they look great.

Green beans 05/23/14

Green beans 05/23/14

I probably should have thinned these peas some when they were smaller. They’re out of control! There are also some leaves in there that look just like the ones in the green bean pot, so I don’t know what’s going on with that. I’ll have to wait and see if I have green beans mixed in with my peas.

Peas 05/23/14

Peas 05/23/14

I’m beginning to see why you’re supposed to start the peppers indoors eight weeks before transplanting them. (I didn’t do that.) Next year I’ll probably just buy plants instead of starting them from seed. They’re growing, but slowly.

Sweet peppers 05/23/14

Sweet peppers 05/23/14

I need to thin these carrots out pretty soon.

Carrots 05/23/14

Carrots 05/23/14

RIP sunflowers. ๐Ÿ™ Stupid squirrels.

Sunflowers 05/23/14

Sunflowers 05/23/14

At least I still have the morning glory.

Morning glory 05/23/14

Morning glory 05/23/14

I work most Saturdays, but I took the day off yesterday. We headed out to a lake with a picnic lunch to watch some sailing. This was my favorite sailboat.

Sailboat

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Reviews: The One by Kiera Cass (4 stars)

Other Posts: Throwback Thursday: Retro Reads – The Girls of Canby Hall #13: Here Come the Boys

Books I Acquired:
Purchased

All Lined Up by Cora Carmack Wish You Were Italian by Kristin Rae Dangerous Creatures The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes

All Lined Up by Cora Carmack, Wish You Were Italian by Kristin Rae, Dangerous Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl, The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes

Kindle Freebies
Watched by Cindy M. Hogan
Watched by Cindy M. Hogan

For Review
The Exquisite and Immaculate Grace of Carmen Espinoza by Rebecca Taylor
The Exquisite and Immaculate Grace of Carmen Espinoza by Rebecca Taylor

Free Audiobook from SYNC (still available until 5/28!)
Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Currently Reading: Hexed by Michelle Krys

Jenna

Comments

  1. Great haul! I am excited to see your garden is doing so well! I need to get growing soon!
    I am interested to see what you think of Beautiful Creatures!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings
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  2. I got Wish you were Italian for review a few weeks ago am looking forward to reading it. Happy reading!
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  3. I miss gardening but I just didn’t have the energy to start one. My roses are growing quite nice as well as my mint and yesterday I saw that I have asparagus and onions growing! If I could get someone in my family interested in gardening maybe I could plant some squash and zucchini but so far I don’t have anyone with a green thumb around here. ๐Ÿ™ Enjoy your garden!!

    Dani @ Pauletteโ€™s Papers

  4. I love watching sailboats on a lazy summer day. We have a lake we go to in the summer and there are whole groups of sailboats out there sometimes, its a lot of fun watching them go back and forth. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Looks like your gardening work is paying off. It’s so nice to eat food you actually grow. Our gardening efforts have been lackluster so far though. ๐Ÿ™
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  5. The garden looks wonderful! Great books this week too. Happy Sunday.
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  6. I a so reluctant to read Dangerous Creatures. On the one hand I probably preferred Link and Ridley to Lena and Ethan but then again I was happy with the ending of the series almost a year ago! I’ll see what people think before I dive in! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Also, congrats on the greenery! ๐Ÿ™‚ I have chicken who think it is their right to maul all of our plants! :/

    Thanks for sharing & have a great week! ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

    Alex @ The Shelf Diaries
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  7. Nice haul of books. I really liked seeing the garden. Its always exciting to watch fruits and vegetables grow. Thought that was nice of you to post that.
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  8. Beautiful garden! My basil is not doing well this year. I moved it and I don’t think the new place is agreeing with it. Looks like you got some great books – I’ve been really wanting to read All Lined Up. It’s not something that would usually grab me but I’ve read nothing but rave reviews. Wish You Were Italian sounds like a fun read and the cover of Cruel Beauty gets me every time! Have a great week!
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  9. I downloaded the audio of Crewl Beauty too, I keep forgetting to add my sync haul..LOL I love patio gardens and grow my own herbs and tomatoes too ๐Ÿ™‚
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  10. Books, plants and water, I feel at home on your blog ๐Ÿ˜‰ Can I give you one tiny piece of advice ? When I used (sigh) to have a garden and planted tomatoes, I used to dig a hole, put crushed nettles at the bottom (you crush them while wearing gloves, of course, except white nettles) and put the tomato plants on top. When the nettle decomposes, it feeds the tomatoes that really, really love it ! And you get beautiful, healthy tomatoes ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great week !

  11. I never seem to have any luck with basil for some reason, but had wonderful tomatoes in the past year. Didn’t do any this year yet. I have lots of slugs yuk ๐Ÿ™ hate them.
    Great Freebies for you this week.
    Have a great week and Happy Reading.
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