I will try and start doing regular weekly updates on how does the garden grow with photos as a few folks have asked for something like this.. so here goes
Harvested this week: Greens, Romaine, Radishs, Green Onions Strawberries, Pea’s, Green Tomato’s, Red Currents.
Planted this week: Beans, Radishes, Onions, More Pepper Plants(9 more)
The first potato plantings (of which there are three staggered plantings)required its second hilling, and the second planting is ready for its first hilling.
I can’t get over the potato’s in the first planting, they are crazy good this year, I mean amazing, they are at least three feet high already, in full bloom and they look great, as you can see in the photo of the sea of potato’s and there are four kinds there and they are all rockin it..so I checked my garden book, as they are growing off the charts for this time of year, and I think I have it figured out.. Rabbit poo.. that are of the garden was done last fall with rabbit manure and then dug in early this spring after resting all winter, now to test this out, I will pick a different spot in the garden that I have grown potato’s in before, and will do the rabbit, this fall and plant next year to see if I get the same results.
So the cabbage is coming along not bad, I see some leaf damage, and will need to weed out the row and get it covered by the floating row covers, The ground cherries plants didn’t get big but they were in bloom when I left and look at them now, the fruits are already forming, I am already gettins some Zucchini from the plant that was greenhouse started but check out the pumpkin plant that grew from seed, already got a number of blooms forming, which is great, cause love to eat all parts of the pumpkin plant, the big tomato plants are a good three feet high and as you can see got good size green tomato’s, the sweet millions also are forming wee little round tomato’s, and as you can see from the photos, the pea’s are in full bloom and needing to be picked daily.. our second planting is up and doing well at a few inches high.