Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Garden progress

The vegetable garden is looking better and better. After a slow start this year, with a few seed failures, we seem to be back on track. The tomatoes are doing very well and we even have some fruit now. Let's hope for more warm weather; that will really help them along.

Our garden is growing.

The "three sisters" garden plot is coming along, too. Some of the corn seeds failed, but I replanted and the corn is growing. The winter squash I planted among the corn is doing fine, and now the climbing beans are coming up. I just hope the beans don't overtake the corn and pull it down. I'll have to take steps if that happens.

Corn, beans, and squash. The "three sisters" garden.

Otherwise, it looks like a good year for green beans. The slugs didn't chop the new sprouts down, so I have three good rows of beans. I planted the rows a week apart so that we'll have successive crops. We haven't had green beans in a couple of years, so I'm looking forward to the harvest.

A close up of the "three sisters" garden. The corn is as high as a puppy dog's eye. Maybe even higher.

The bell peppers don't seem to be doing very well. And the eggplant is getting a late start, but now it looks like it's taking off. I'm hopeful. All will depend on the weather, as usual.


  1. I can say your garden is nice and it means you take of it very well.

  2. That's looking full of promise! There's nothing more delicious than a fresh vegetable, to my mind. Pick it, prepare it, cook it, eat it.
    You can use spiral tuteurs for climbing beans, to get them out of the way of the other two sisters if they start causing trouble.

  3. Bravo. Looks like all that hard work is paying off !

  4. You do take care of your garden very well! It is so organized and well-kept. I look forward to the posts when you start harvesting :)

  5. That looks terrific. I'll be especially interested to see how the three sisters do. I picked our first string beans today (yellow ones) and the fifth and sixth zucchini. I'll lose track of how many zuchs I've picked pretty soon.


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