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The Garden: Week 4

Posted by Hallee on May 24, 2013 in Gardening, Hallee's Galley |

This has been a very strange beginning for my garden.  I was late getting any seeds planted, for one.  The day that I planted my seeds, it was 90 degrees outside, so I went ahead and put corn, beans, winter and summer squash, watermelon, canteloupe, radishes, carrots, and onions into the ground, worried I was too late.  But the next weekend, the temperature drastically dropped.  I don’t think it actually froze, but on my morning walk one morning, I saw several houses that had outside plants covered in protection, so if it didn’t frost, it came really close.

The end result?  One single green bean plant grew, one single winter squash plant grew, and one single cucumber grew.

garden cucumber garden green beans garden winter squash

No melons or summer squash came up.  Last week, I planted more, but put them in seed trays instead.  Which, is probably a good thing, because last night it got down to 40.

garden seeds growing

The radishes, onions and carrots are doing great.  I haven’t weeded around the carrots, because they’re still very young.

garden radish carrotgarden onion

I had a friend give me a couple dozen tomato plants that are in the ground.  They are still very small and hard to see:

garden tomatoes

I even have a little tomato growing already:

garden tomato

I have mixed batch of lettuce growing in a container:

garden lettuce

I replanted the corn, and while I was taking pictures, found two of the four rows I planted growing (this picture was taken before I thinned them out.).  No idea what happened to the other two rows.  I have more planted, though, and will see what happens next.  I will also plant green beans that grow on a vine instead of a bush at the base of these corn once I get in there and thin them out.

garden corn

I have two blueberry bushes that had a nice amount of blooms on them this spring.

garden blueberry

I also have a grape plant that has survived multiple hits with the lawn mower.  I’d love to plant another one and build an arbor right where this one is and see if I can get some grapes out of them!

garden grape

And, when cleaning out along my back fence, I found a massive blackberry bush!

garden blackberry 2garden blackberry 1

And, as always, my horseradish plant is going to take over the world one day.  This plant is four years old now.  I’ve even cut off two major chunks of it to share with friends.

garden horseradish

So, here in this Memorial Day Weekend…how does your garden grow?

 

Hallee


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