Busy busy busy day in the garden. Pulled out 2 dead tomato plants and removed cages. Pulled three summer squash to make room for other plants. They were impressively massive. Still producing: corn, 1 tomato, 1 squash, peppers, and cucumber plants. Planted today or recently: chard, carrots, parsley, winter squash, and peas.

I’m super excited about the success of the summer to fall planting transition.

This is the second day in a row where I got up early to tend to he garden. It’s a busy week of after work commitments and I’m determined to keep this going strong through the fall.

Picture 1 is a picture of Seymore the cucumber plant(s) taking down acorn stalk. My intense cluster of cucumber is climbing a my tomato cages, asparagus, squash plants and asparagus. And in this case it took down acorn stalk.

Picture 2 is the cucumber collective.

Picture 3 is the city of squash. The first yeAr we did this it like died overnight. So far this isn’t the case. We are fighting a little mold on the leaves. But it’s still producing. I think if it continues to stay healthy we will have between 50-75 pieces of squash .

All this rain and heat has done my garden some good. Tomatoes are doing their thing. Squash and cucumber plant look like they are starting to produce fruit!!! Oh and our sweet pea seedlings have come in.


Fruits of our labor

Garden update

More beans, cucumbers, and radishes planted. Radishes harvested. Things generally look happy.

Edamame and other cucumber plants are coming up, so are the carrots although they are too small to photograph. Still stumped between seedlings and weeds. A bunch of green bell peppers went in the ground today.

this is necessary based on my other post

this is necessary based on my other post

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Garden Update

No pictures today - somewhere between the house and the garden my phone when MIA. 

Previously Planted:

  • Asparagus looking good.
  • Tomatoes are growing, there are some yellow leaves but I am not too concerned. Today they got caged. 
  • Green Beans, germinated nicely, it looks like some of the leaves are getting munched on. I am going to look up organic pesticides. 
  • Purple Beans, same as green beans. 
  • Cucumbers, the started we used is looking good. Of the two plants I planted only one took. 
  • Radishes are looking great!!!
  • Squash: 1/2 of the ones planted germinated, I was concerned because of all the rain. So I am feeling good about those two. 

Planted Today:

  • Basil around the tomato plants
  • cucumber plant, hoping to replace the one that didn’t take. 
  • 2 Squash plans to replace the ones that didn’t take. 
  • Some more beans in the whole. 
  • Rainbow carrots.
  • Beets.
  • Edamame.
  • Potatoes. 
  • Horseradish.- Totally Justin’s idea.

We still have about 1/3 of one box left to plant. We will be putting in heirloom peas - our first trellising plant and something else TBT. We are thinking about eggplant. Tried that last year without much successes. 

In other news I was using a rake to break up the surface dirt. We have a lot of seedling weeds, too small to pick. I hoped by that by raking before planting some of these new areas that the plants would stand a chance. I put the rake down. then went to grab it again. As I bend over to grab it, I stepped on the flat surface causing the rake to spring up bopping me in the face really hard. 

There i stood crying a laughing. ITs been one of those days, but I am really glad to be back in the garden.