May 8 Garden Update

It's still plugging along. We have something, birds I think, eating our strawberries so I'm not sure we'll get many of those this year. We had lots on there but as soon as they start turning red they get eaten. Any ideas on how to prevent this? Luckily there are lots of U-pick farms around so we can go pick some anyway, just not in our backyard.


Lima Beans



Strawberries. You can see the eaten one on the left. These are actually all gone now.

Watermelon. We have two plants but this is the best one.


Corn finally got a little taller.

Raspberries. These are doing well. We're waiting for more to turn red since we've been picking and eating them all.


  1. Your garden looks wonderful! We've got strawberries about to ripen and I am worried about birds too. I'll keep my fingers crossed!

  2. Found your blong on Tuesday Garden Party. Your garden is coming right along. We planted onions in ours too. YOu'll have to stop by and check it out at www.alatte'withotta.blogspot.com
    Happy Gardening!

  3. What a great garden. Starting my 2nd season. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Good luck with lima beans. I tried them last year and never got enough to cook. Your garden looks great.

  5. Hi, Vicki - thanks for participating in the Tuesday Garden Party! Hey- a couple of ideas for you:

    You can buy a black "bird netting" and lay it over the berries to try and keep the birds from them- works better if you can elevate it above the berries a bit using hoops or a short wood frame, but if you don't have time, just laying it on them will help some.

    Also, you might want to get some straw (make sure it's straw) to cover all the bare dirt in your garden- it will help keep moisture in and work to cut down on weeds. Just a thought- it looks like it's coming along nicely!

  6. how exciting! what wonderful foods to be growing!