Monday, May 28, 2012
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Most of the corn planted in the largest raised bed has at least 2 ears per stalk - which is non-existent on the crop being grown in the self watering containers......It makes a person stop and wonder why? Hmm......
Anyway, all I can say is that it is welcomed!
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Yep, this is the fourth one of this size already, and all four have been given away to friends and family. But, this one has cucumbers included * which is a new addition. Anyway, just wanted to let everyone know that stuff was getting harvested, and I know that Granny is salivating right now.......
*Please disregard the anatomically correct yellow squash!!!! Haha.....
Monday, May 21, 2012
Friday, May 18, 2012
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Monday, May 14, 2012
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Most of the garden is critter proof, but of course the 4x8 raised bed is wide open to possible damage from animals in the area. It's hardly ever a problem, but just look at this corn plant that has been eaten......My guess is a rabbit. All I know, is that Jude better get to work, or I'm gonna move her water and food bowls out to the center of the garden. Lol.
Saturday, May 12, 2012
It's used for growing watermelons each year, and as you can see in the picture - the vines are climbing the wire mesh already. I've also tucked a few corn into the same bed, and hope the inter-planting will work out okay.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Man......if it ain't one thing it's another. The plums on one of the trees have grown so fast, they are splitting wide open...... Not good at all - especially since I can't spray for the plum curculio bug now.....to do so would expose the edible part of the fruit to the agricultural pesticide I use called Imidan, which I don't care to ingest.....Oh well, at least the other tree isn't experiencing the same problem.
Monday, May 7, 2012
It's reached a height of around 5 feet tall, I guess, and can easily be toppled by a strong gust of wind. So, it was tied up on Sunday afternoon before storms arrived that night. It was a good thing too, because the storms were pretty significant.
Saturday, May 5, 2012
I haven't talked about these in a while, so decided to do a post on the current progress. There's 4 plants in this 4x9 raised bed - all growing toward the center, and the plan is to let all four vines grow the full length of the box. This will be a first, but I just know it'll work.....I'm hoping for at least 10 butternut squash harvested later in the season.
BTW, I wanted to point something out.....most of you know that my twin brother has a gardening blog now, but you should really check out his other one sometime. It's http://mayaruinsonly.blogspot.com . He just started it a while back too, and I know it would interest you.
Friday, May 4, 2012
An abundance of female flowers have shown up on both yellow crookneck and zucchini, but very few male - and no sign of a bee anywhere....... So, I did a little bit of hand pollinating this morning, and tomorrow will do the same. Anyway, these two were done, and I hope they turn out OK.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
This information is really for my brother - as most other people that visit here already know that typically the first blooms to develop on a Cherokee Purple tomato plant are called megablooms, and rarely ever establish fruitset. Anyway, here's one of mine right now, just so you know what to expect.