Our garden is continuing to grow and thrive as evidenced by how much it has grown since last week.
Not only is the garden growing but we have been enjoying some fresh produce from our garden this week.
This is the time when gardening becomes fun because all of the hard work starts to pay off.
I harvested more broccoli on Monday and the first of our sugar snap peas. 2 weeks ago I froze about a gallon of broccoli, but with the broccoli pictured above I roasted it.
The sugar snap peas have been delicious raw. I had never really eaten them before this year but a friend brought some to our Christmas party and I have enjoyed them ever since.
Since this is my first year to grow peas I am not sure how long they will produce, but I will be enjoying them for as long as they do. 🙂
One of our favorite plants is flowering, although you can’t tell because of the leaves. That means it won’t be long until we get to start enjoying zucchini.
There are even a few little zucchini growing so hopefully next week some will be ready.
I added the final round of straw and soil to the potato towers. It’s hard to believe that I just planted the potatoes 6 weeks ago and they are already taller than the towers. Some are even starting to flower.
In the right hand corner of the picture above you can see what happens to lettuce when you neglect it and it is in a container. I think I will replant it and maybe even move it to a shadier area. Last year our lettuce got a lot more shade and I think that was the difference. Plus, more frequent watering would have helped, too.
The green beans are growing well and starting to flower. We should start having green beans in early July.
Our corn is definitely going to be knee-high by the 4th of July, and our second row of corn is growing pretty well, too.
The tomato plants are getting bigger and some are even flowering.
The cucumber plants are growing quickly now and I have started trying to train them to grow up the fence.
My little herb garden and the cinder block planters are growing nicely and are such a nice addition to our garden.
The butternut squash plants were pretty slow to get started growing this year but they are starting to get long enough for me to try to train them to grow up the wood railing.
The sweet potato plants are starting to vine out a little. I still can’t believe that a month ago I thought they were dying.
Most of my pepper plants are still pretty small, except for the over-achiever in the back row. 🙂
Our thornless blackberry bushes are flowering and there are even some green berries.
Well, that about does it for this week’s garden update. How is your garden growing?