Posted by olemike on 06/10/2013
The garden is starting to produce pretty well. We pick Patty Pan and Zucchini squash just about every day. We are also starting to get cucumbers pretty regularly as well. This first picture gives you a sense of how big our squash plants are.
We canned 12 pints of beets the other day. We plan to pickle some beets in the next few days.
I’ve been struggling with a couple of problems. The leaves on my tomato plants are curling upward. Everything I’ve read tells me that this is a regular watering issue. I water with a drip system every two days. That’s pretty regular. I may be watering too much or too little but I haven’t quite figured out which yet. I always seem to struggle with getting just the right amount of water. Any ideas? Let me know!
I’ve also had to spray with soapy water twice to control an aphid problem. That has helped. We also released some lady bugs a few days ago.
My tomato plants are growing pretty well. We are starting to see a few small tomatoes starting to form.
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Posted by olemike on 07/12/2012
Here is our July 12 garden bounty. We are now up to 81 Patty Pans, 31 Zucchini, 21 cucumbers, and 3 peppers. Our tomatoes are just starting to ripen. Should be lots more over the next few weeks. Those shown here are Roma’s and we hope to use them for canning stewed tomatoes.
The neighbors have started to lock their doors and close their shades when they see us coming with more squash. We have inundated the neighborhood.
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Posted by olemike on 05/23/2012
I finally have all of my raised beds planted so thought I would do an update for my blog.
The 5 beds you see contain Yellow Patty Pan Squash, Zucchini, Cucumbers (being grown on a trellis), Pole Beans, Beets, Tomatoes (both determinate for canning and indeterminate for eating). Nothing looks really great right now but many of these were just recently set out.
Bed # 5 still has onions and garlic which we planted in the fall.
We are just now starting to harvest and dry them.
Here is a recent picture of my potato box. It is still growing quite well. I do need to add some more soil right away. This is as tall as I will make the box.
We should start to see some produce in a few weeks. We are already getting some small Patty Pan squash forming. It won’t be long now.
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