The Garden: Week 8

My yard is getting to be too small for my garden.

It’s crazy how, when you’re looking at the new baby plants planted so far apart, you think you should fill in the gaps.  But, experience teaches you that’s a really bad idea.

And, one think I have discovered — if Gregg and I are ever looking for a way to make a living, I think organic pumpkin farming is something I’d be good at.  This is two pumpkin plants.  There are probably 20 or 25 pumpkins growing on each one.  They’re taking over the corn and the green beans on either side of them, and they have arms reaching all the way to the squash.

The garden beans are starting to bloom, despite being shaded all the time.

The sunflowers are rocking.  I hope they produce something.  I’ve never tried to grow sunflowers before.

The watermelon is looking good, it’s just not doing anything.  It could be because it’s about choked out by the squashes.

My yellow squash is doing amazing things.

I have two more plants that are blooming like this one:

I’ve picked all of the zucchini, so I don’t have picks of the fruit.  However, here are the plants.

The cucumbers that I accidentally planted thinking they were cantaloupe are doing wonderfully.

I will be harvesting turnips very soon!  Which is awesome, because I can re-plant another row of them.

My yellow tomatoes are getting bigger.

This is where the puppy, Cybil, and the 4-year-old, Scott, dug up my spinach and lettuce.  It looks like some of the lettuce seeds are going to survive despite the relocation caused by throwing dirt.

The corn is growing steadily.   Some of the Three Sisters are growing.  I have squash popping up everywhere, but just one or two green bean plants.

The green beans never climbed the pole, but are blooming.  I’m guessing I bought bush beans.

The green peas are growing.  A friend said that they do better in the colder weather, so I’ll know to plant them sooner next year.

The red tomatoes are just beautiful.  Almost all of the plants have blooms, and some have baby tomatoes.

The green peppers are thriving.

I planted a row of carrots, and up popped carrots and radishes.  I’m guessing some little boys I know where playing in my seeds.

I’ve harvested many many radishes.  I’ve replanted as often as I picked an area clear enough to plant more.  They’re delicious and doing wonderfully.

The volunteer tomato plants all over the yard have blooms.  I’m excited to see what kind of tomatoes are growing.

There is something eating my cucumbers.  My husband’s uncle thinks it’s cut worms.  I’m going to put out some cornmeal and see if that helps stop the death.  Some plants are doing well, others are dead and dying.  So far, I’ve only been able to pick five or six cucumbers.

My horseradish is going to take over the world.  My extra tomatoes I planted just to not have to throw out live plants are blooming.

How is your garden growing?



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