Two weeks ago I talked about how to get rid of weeds in the garden. One tried and true method is to simply pull the weed out by the roots.
I spent quite a bit of time doing just that yesterday afternoon. My four rows of corn are almost completely weed free (I don’t think they could ever be 100% free of weeds.).
Next to go will be the weeds in my rows of beans (pictured above). I also see that I need to make up a batch of bug spray because they are obviously starting to eat my plants.
My Garden This Week 6-20-13
I sure wish the broccoli and cabbage I had to replant looked better than it does. I am not sure if we will even get to enjoy any this season. However, my beans and corn look good and I am hopeful the tomatoes start to take off soon, too.
Last year I took a picture of Janna next to our corn each week. I haven’t done that so far this year so when she decided to check out the corn when I was taking pictures I made sure to snap one of her next to it.
As you can see our first two rows of corn have gotten pretty tall and our other two rows are looking good as well. I planted them a few weeks apart so we could enjoy fresh sweet corn longer instead of having a bunch all at once.
My back garden spot looks better than my main garden spot. Everything is growing really well back there.
I added a row of straw to the potato towers, but I still didn’t get any topsoil. I plan to put that on my list. They look great though.
One thing I have found about the greens in my counter height garden box is that they need watered every day or they will wilt. When I keep them watered they look great and it won’t be long now until they are ready to pick.
All of my vining plants have taken off this past week and I even have blossoms on my cucumbers although I don’t think that is what the plant in this picture is. 🙂
Well, that about does it for this week’s garden update. How is your garden growing?