Our garden is really growing. All of the corn, zucchini, butternut squash, and onions came up, but only about half of the green beans are up. I will give them a few more days before I start replanting. I did have to replant the cucumber seeds, but they were old seeds to begin with so I wasn’t surprised.
One thing that I am dealing with is birds snipping off some of my tomato plants. I am going to have to buy at least 3 more plants. I need to figure something out so they don’t kill all of my plants. My mom is using netting over her tomato cages, so I will have to look into getting something like that I think.
My mom came over today and helped me weed the garden. Joseph had a ball pushing this antique tiller around. However, he wasn’t too happy when we started putting down some black weed control fabric. I may have to ask my husband to till a small spot just for the kids so they can use their garden tools. I think they would love that because even though they enjoy helping me, having their own spot would be more fun, especially for Joseph.
This will be the first year we have ever tried putting weed control fabric down in the garden. We will get some more and put it in between the rest of the rows tomorrow. If it works we are going to be so happy. It has to be better than last year’s straw fiasco. We had worked so hard putting down newspaper and straw only to have the straw sprout which caused us to have grass everywhere.
Here’s a close up view of my onions. All 48 have sprouted nicely. If you are wondering how we were able to have our already established plants surrounded by the black fabric, it is because my mom cut x’s in it to allow us to place it right over the plants and poke them through.
Here is the back garden spot where all of the white potatoes are starting to sprout up. I think we will put the weed control fabric down in this garden spot as well.
Isn’t it amazing how a few tiny seeds and some old potatoes can produce so much wonderful food for us? I am looking forward to the blessings that a garden can bring. They are quite a bit of work, but definitely worth the effort. How is your garden growing?