Last week’s garden update was full of pictures of my flooded garden. When I took pictures of my garden last night it looked like the Sahara Desert.
So, I spent over half an hour watering the garden only to have it rain last night. 🙂
All of my plants are growing pretty well despite the extreme changes dry to wet to dry again.
I am really amazed at how well the broccoli and cabbage are doing. I guess the wet and very cold temperatures of last week were just what they needed.
However, I am pretty sure the opposite can be said for my sweet potatoes.
My guess is that I will have to replant them. I think it was more than likely the cold temperatures of last week that caused the plants to look like this.
The greens are really growing this week. I imagine it won’t be too many more weeks before we will be eating fresh salads. I just love the fact that they are in a counter-height garden box and not on the ground with a bunch of weeds growing alongside.
The potatoes have really started growing. In a few weeks I will add some more straw and soil to the potato towers.
I really need to add the twine to the tomato cage for the sugar snap peas because they are really growing and I want to make sure they grow up and not all over the ground.
The zucchini hills are looking good. They are usually one of the first vegetables we get to eat in the summer. Here’s some of the ways we enjoy eating zucchini.
I am still enjoying having a splash of color in the garden this year. The cinder blocks have been such a fun way to grow marigolds and onions.
The green beans and corn are growing nicely, but you may also notice that the weeds are growing, too.
One thing that we are dealing with this year are hundreds of maple seed pods. Some are even starting to grow little maple trees.
I think it is time to get out the tiller and try to get rid of as many weeds as we can.
Overall, I am happy with the way the garden is progressing.
I did purchase a bunch of netting (like tulle) at the store this week and I plan to make some covers for the cabbage and broccoli to keep the cabbage moths at bay. Hopefully, I can share more about that in the next week or two.
Do you have a garden? What did you plant in it this year?