Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary, How Does Your Garden Grow?

Well Hello!
My friends, I have been neglecting you!
I haven't been showing you EVERYTHING that has been going on.
Boy if I had, I could write a blog post daily.
I really wanted to show you what my garden is up to.
I didn't get to redo my garden beds the way I wanted so I just added compost to them and began planting.

Before we get started...I have lots of tomatoes planted this year. 
Some are the Better Boy Hybrids I planted last year, some are cherry tomatoes, and the others came from a seed packet labeled "Rainbow Heirloom Mix". So this year my tomatoes are kind of a surprise. I really don't know what I will be getting from the mix!! It is really exciting for me!

Here is garden bed 1. 
In this bed I have 4 tomato plants, a watermelon, and a cantaloupe. I also have broccoli, bush beans, fennel, and iceberg lettuce.

I'm really excited as my broccoli is starting to form heads.

This is supposed to be a cantaloupe. Doesn't look like one though.

Garden bed 2 hosts my wall of kentucky wonder bean vines and cucumbers. I plant them side by side as they love each other. I also have peppers, some herbs, onions, carrots and a tomato plant.

Garden bed 3 looks like a jungle!!!! I have 4 tomato plants (one in each corner). I also have 2 zucchini plants, 2 cabbage plants, some peppers, and some peas. Oh and kale.
I must tell you, my tomato plants are as tall as I am!!!!

I have been thrilled to watch the cabbage form heads.

Here is one of the gigantic tomatoes. Oh I'm itching for them to turn so I can eat them!!!

I have picked around 14 zucchini so far. Usually the vine borers get them before I get more than 2. I have been super happy with them.

One of my kale plants. I have been juicing it and making kale chips.

Banana peppers. I love the tang of banana peppers.

Here is the back side of the bean and cucumber wall. My beans are just starting to form and I have gotten 10 or so cucumbers so far. 

 I moved my greenhouse from along the house to my gazebo. This is now my favorite workstation!

My deck plants are doing ok...however, my kale on my deck has worms eating it. 
I don't mind much as I have more in my garden.

The lettuce is going crazy!!! It is so beautiful.

Finally my cherry tomatoes in buckets on the deck are going crazy!! 

That does it for my garden update. I hope you all have enjoyed seeing my plants.
I think the rain this year has really helped everything grow crazy. I have had so much produce. I can go and pick something every day!

Oh and a final picture....
Another storm is rolling in! It has been raining for 2 weeks here!!!! I really can't complain because of the success of my garden but man, where is the sunshine?

Well my friends, I have been busy scouring the web for more youth activities for our camp out and I have been making a list of all the stuff I need to take. I really think we are gonna have to take 2 vehicles, a uhaul, and a trailer. Ok I'm exaggerating but I do think we will need to take both vehicles. But I will keep ya updated.

Until next post,
Be Blessed,

1 comment:

  1. Hi Erin, I'm glad to see you back visiting my blog and commenting. Your garden is amazing! My daughter that lives in OH has planted one too. Enjoy the camping! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)