After being sick all week, there was a lot garden work to catch up on today.
My strawberry plants did not like this past winter and I lost most of my plants. I don’t think the plants that are left will mind sharing with some sweet corn this summer (picture below). Last years, the squirrels devoured the sweet corn. They jumped up the stalk, pulled off every ear, and chewed on every ear. Just maybe they’ll be a plan of action this year.
Oh those miragreen peas (picture below). Gurneys seed company is the place to get them. These vines are supposed to produce all summer but I’ve never left them grow all summer. The package says 4 to 5 foot vines; they’re already at 5 feet. We will put the all summer production to the test this year. We should be eating peas late next week from the looks of it. 2 rows? I may have overdone it.
Zucchini (picture below) plants are getting a good start. It’s time to plant the second interval. Zucchini all summer.
Tomato plants (picture below) seem to have a stunted growth this year. I fed them with lots of compost today. Crowded? yep, every year I say I’m cutting back on tomatoes. I cut back from 2-3 beds to 1 and a half beds. Now, they get crowded. I’ll blame it on winter sowing. L
The red cabbage (below) is REALLY growing fast. I overcrowded one bed and also made a row. It looks like it’ll all come at once too darn it. I’ll be giving some cabbage this year.
I’ve been gaining knowledge about asparagus for the past 4 years. I finally got a crop this spring and will be adding more each year. I’m doing things the natural way and planting using seed. Those white flowers you see will be producing berries. When the female plant dies off this fall, I’ll be picking the red berries and making another bed.
The 4 year old bed produced well (picture below). I threw a bag of potting soil over the top layer last fall which seemed to keep the weeds down this spring and give them a boost.
The ole compost bin. Hmmm, I have a few repairs to make on it this fall. The eggshells, leaves, lawn grass, and other compost items have really paid off. It’s not easy but it sure makes things grow! If you’re composting, just remember, NO CITRUS and NO ONIONS. Citrus is not good for plants and onions keep the worms away.
I do have some pepper plants in but they’ve only just started.
That’s it for this post. This is how my garden grows thus far this year.