Our garden has provided us with even more fresh produce than last week, and has continued to grow like crazy. I think the 3 inches of rain on Tuesday, which thankfully only left my garden wet and not flooded, combined with the hot days has really helped.
This week we have been enjoying more broccoli and sugar snap peas from the garden, and today I picked our first zucchini, a couple of tomatoes, and our first green beans.
Now that we have picked our first zucchini I will be checking our plants every day because it sure doesn’t take long for zucchini to get oversized.
I laugh when I think back to my early gardening days when I thought that the object of growing zucchini was to get the biggest ones possible. 🙂
I really was a little surprised to find green beans this afternoon because the plants don’t have many blooms on them yet. I am hoping we have plenty to can this year.
There are starting to be quite a few green tomatoes on my Roma tomato plants and I have now had 3 red tomatoes from the one Early Girl I planted.
The cucumbers are starting to make their way up the fencing, and I was pleasantly surprised when I stepped around to the back of the fence and saw these little beauties growing.
We are almost out of refrigerator dill pickles and my family is hoping for a plentiful harvest so I can make even more than I did last year.
I was having a few issues with the netting I put over the broccoli and cabbage so I took it down. My mom found some sheer curtains that I am going to sew together and put over the plants to combat those pesky cabbage moths.
Despite the cabbage moths I have harvested broccoli for the third time and there are some nice heads of cabbage growing as well.
If we get enough cabbage I am going to try my hand at making sauerkraut this year. Have you ever made sauerkraut? I would love to hear from you if you have.
I am still in awe of how tall the potatoes in my potato towers have grown. I am hoping to have an even better harvest this year because I added straw and soil in a more timely manner than I did last year.
I am not sure how much longer it will be until I can harvest the onions but some of them are so big they are starting to pop out of the soil.
The butternut squash plants are finally starting to grow and I am really having to work to train the vines to go up instead of out and all over the garden.
I still can’t believe I thought I was going to have to replant these sweet potatoes. They really showed me. 😉
Well, that about does it for this week’s garden update. Have you been getting any produce from your garden?