|Scott & Scarlett, Spring 2015|
Friday, July 3, 2015
The garden went in the week before Mother's Day. We took a risk by planting so early, but thankfully we didn't get another hard frost. We tried a garden plan that spaced things out a lot wider this year, since every other year it got overgrown and we let the weeds take over. This year we placed the tomato plants a full 4 feet apart in every direction, and left a large center area for pumpkin and squash. The Hubbard squash is creeping in every direction, though, and needs to be pinched off every day or two. It has 4 or 5 fruits setting.
We also put down sawdust paths this year, and we're farther ahead of the weeds this summer than any year previously!
So far we've harvested broccoli, yellow squash, zucchini, cucumbers, banana peppers, lettuce, strawberries, and a few cherry tomatoes that are starting to ripen. The rest of the tomato plants have tons of green fruit, but none have started to blush yet.
|Not pictured above are a few more broccoli plants and two eggplant plants, one of which has its first fruit!|
|This little dogleg of the garden has Gladys, Theresa's watermelon plant, an heirloom tomato plant, a few cukes and three broccoli plants.|
|These came as transplants from another gardening friend - they are called Cleomes. They're next to the lilies.|
|Conor's favorite - the black petunias.|
|Finally, the strawberry patch in the middle of the yard. I have been pinching back the blooms for a month, so hopefully now that I let it go, we'll get some nice fruits!!|