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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

How does your garden grow?

With all this rain, one would think that things would be growing out of control, besides weeds. Are planting was a little late this year, and it is noticeable in the corn. Yet I think this might be a good thing, as I won't have so much to harvest at one time.

6 rows of corn are barley a foot tall, but all seem to be growing. Out of 2 1/2 rows of popcorn, 2 rows are doing well, while that half row seems to be struggling, along with the sunflowers in said row. Onions sees to be good. 3 Brussel sprout plants are thriving, already little balls of green are forming on the stalks. The cabbage is tiny. 3 rows of different herbs emerging and flourishing at different rates, my edible flower collection seems to be doing the best. 1 eggplant that I stuck in as seed just to finish a row is actually coming in, though might be to late in season to actually get anything from it. lettuce is delicious, while a volunteer dill is loving life. 5 rows of potatoes seem to be a little small in the greenery, while the 1 row is huge. I can't find the carrots.

Pepper plants are tiny, but producing. Tomato plants are in high gear, just taking there time ripening. All my watermelon plants {2 species} are coming in. All the grey zucchini and every single on of the winter squash are up. My butternut squash is struggling. I have a row of I don't know what these seeds are, let's plant them, that are producing various plant life. And all of my pole beans are beginning to flower.

This picture is my first official harvest photo, taken last week. No peas.

How does your garden grow?

11 comments:

farm mom said...

Hey Phelan-send some of that rain my way! :) Glad to hear most of your garden is doing well. Mine's crispy. :)

abbagirl74 said...

Not fast enough. I have yet to see a zucchini. Plenty of flowering, but no fruit. The cherry tomatoes are plentiful, just no coloring. All very green. I have some peppers as well. That's it. Oh, and some of my plants have yellow leaves. Should I just cut these away?

Phelan said...

I would love to send a little your way. They claim that we will be getting 10"+ over the next 48 hours. We should be high and dry by now.

Abbagirl, the rain is part of the problem, though I hear you are not getting as much rain as we are. No worries it will get there. On the yellowing, it depends. I would wait to see if it bounces back, but if it starts to brown or blacken, remove it.

Whirled said...

Our corn is about a foot high too, we also put it in really late. The peppers, eggplants, and lettuce are loving life. But my carrots are also non-existent. I keep peering closely at their little patch for any sign. Darn that clay soil!

Celeste said...

My garden is struggling this year. The weeds strive on watering and the plants are not. I need real rain. I might get corn. I will get green beans they are striving!

lisa said...

Hey if you're sending out rainclouds, please ship one to me! We'll get an inch or so, followed by a week of breezy upper 80's to dry it right up! I only have 2 tomato plants, they look great, as do most of my flowers-only because I water almost constantly! As for my well pump, hard to say how it's holding up... :(

Crunchy Chicken said...

Everything is growing really slowly. I can't believe you already have tomatoes. It's barely above 70 degrees during the day around here (with low 50s at night), so I think the plants are just waiting, waiting, waiting...

rhonda jean said...

Nice harvest, phelan! You're starting off with a nice salad and some potatoes for potato salad. How long is your growing season there?

Renee said...

I am so jealous - my chickens ate all my veggie seeds I had planted! Tomatoes are forming green fruit, one sunflower escaped the girls appetite, carrots-beets-lettuce-peas-swiss chard are all doing well. Summer squash-bell peppers-eggplants are growing slowly. I'm throwing manure-filled straw on them hoping it will help out.

-Renee

P~ said...

Your veggies look great! I'd love to tell you that mine look as well, but I haven't seen them in two weeks. I can only hope for the best with my drip irrigation. Maybe next trip I'll have to set up a web cam so
I can check in on em!
P~

Phelan said...

Whirled, what kind of carrots did you plant? There are some that work great in clay soil, though mine have yet to show up. hhmmm....

Celeste, are you soking at the base of the plants, or using a sprinkler?

Lisa, vibes for both garden and pump.

CC, the tomatoes are late here. It was cooler longer than usual. We are in the upper 80's lower 90's now.

Rhonda, it depends on the year. This year we snowed late so the season might be shorter. I say might because we could have an Indian summer.

Renee, bad girls! Did you allow them in the garden, or did they escape. Chickens are great for pest control, but have to be watched, usually we put ours out once this have sprouted, but yet to produce any fruits.

p~ Here's hoping everything's well.

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