Posts Tagged ‘summer garden update’

Pulled the first zucchini of the season today! (Applause)

The snap peas, green beans, and carrots are also ready! (Oooh, ahhh)

Denette’s parents and her sister (+ family) are coming to visit in a couple of weeks. I can’t wait to show off our garden and have then pull the sweet bounty for themselves! (Cheer)

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Umm….the garden is going insane. I can’t believe how much bigger everything has gotten in just a few weeks. Here’s a quick rundown of the progress:

One month on...

  • The tomatoes, the anaheim chili, and some of the gourds are flowering
  • Everything is up now, and VERY healthy
  • The mulch is doing an excellent job of keeping my soil moist; I’m watering much less often
  • I still have to replant a cucumber (note to self: you LOVE cucumbers; go plant one!)

I planted FAR too many potatoes. I see that now. I’m going to have to do some serious thinning. Which I hate doing. There’s something wasteful about tearing out a perfectly good plant. I might just have to start another bed…

Some thinning may be appropriate...

Lastly, the gourds are taking over. It’s not pretty. I have about 10 volunteers sprouting out of the mound. They are threatening my beautiful Stars and Moons watermelon sprouts, and I cannot allow that.

Stars and Moons watermelon!

But, I simply can’t pull them out and throw them away. Like I said above. Not a fan.

So I’m offering the starts to a good home. If you want one or two, leave a comment and I’ll arrange a time to bring it over and help you prep a mound in your yard.

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