Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Garden Update - Early July

Two rows of green beans - I harvested a bunch of beans last Friday. Hopefully the first of several.

Third row of beans that was planted three weeks ago - washed out. Not even one seed was able to hold on and grow. I'm debating about replanting the row now.

30 tomato plants - all caged, and I've got several tomatoes that are starting to turn red. I don't know if I'm excited or scared, because I'm going to have hundreds of tomatoes that all turn red at the same time soon. Keeping up is going to be a real challenge.

8 broccoli plants - basically done. The broccoli was YUMMY. It was all eaten raw, mostly by me, on salads.

Three cucumber plants - I'm not sure what happened to two of the plants, but I do have one cucumber plant that is growing vines and starting to flower.

One zucchini - Growing slowly but consistently. Flowering, but no signs of squash yet.

6 sweet potato plants - No idea. I don't know if they were mistakenly pulled by the kids when they were weeding, or if they just died, or if they were eaten, but I don't have any left.

15 corn stalks - About waist high. I'm not sure if they are actually going to grow corn. Some of the stalks are at least a foot away from each other, and I'm not sure if they will manage to pollinate.

3 eggplants - They look o.k., but they don't appear to have grown much, and they've been in the ground for at least 2-3 weeks.

3 pepper plants - I'm not sure. They look pretty green, but I've only seen a few flowers, and no signs of actual peppers.

So far, it appears that I'll have some beans, and plenty of tomatoes. Everything else is a maybe right now.

I do plan on planting some spinach, lettuce and peas for a fall crop next month.

1 comment:

AFarCryFromNormal said...

Here's to hoping for you! Ohh how I wish you could package up some tomatoes and send them to me! Mmmmmmmm!