Monday, June 27, 2016

A Garden Tour - Week Four

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I can’t believe I am already writing about the 4th week in our garden!  But, of course, time always tends to fly by. 


This week a lot of progress was made on the weeding front.  It may not look like it, but I took a lot of weeds back that were surrounding the boxes.  The boxes themselves seem to be pretty weed free, which is a nice change.


I do have my potatoes that are in a complete weed jungle right at the moment, but I can only get so far before I need to tend to something else.



I finally planted the rest of my seedlings in pots this past weekend.  I have no idea how they will end up doing.  The seedlings might be too far gone, although they all looked relatively healthy if not stunted in their little seedling pots. 



My plan is to watch the pots for a couple weeks.  If it looks like they aren’t growing at all, then I will pull all the seedlings and try and plant some other stuff in the pots instead.  There are a lot of veggies that I can plant later in the summer for a fall crop, as well as herbs which are always welcome in my kitchen. 



I do hope they grow though, because my peppers typically do the best in those EarthBoxes and I know the peppers in my garden beds are not growing very well at the moment.


The sugar pie pumpkin is going to take over the garden before the end of the summer.  I noticed that it is starting to crawl over to one of the other garden beds, which is unfortunate.  I was hoping it would grow in the other direction, towards the fence and the rest of our back yard, but it looks like I might have to interfere a bit with the direction it is going.  If I can manage to keep the vines between the boxes instead of grabbing onto the other plants, I will be happy.  I’m not very optimistic though, those suckers hurt to touch!




I have a couple lone strawberries on my strawberry plants.  I don’t expect to get a good strawberry crop until next year or the year after, but it is nice to see them putting off a few strawberries.  Perhaps I will get a second growing later in the season.


The biggest news is the weather around here – dry dry dry.  It is kind of funny because my husband went on and on about how much water we have in Maine in our new washing machine video; and we do.  However, it seems like the rain is staying to the south this year.  I can’t figure out if it is good or not.  I haven’t been watering nearly as much as I probably should.  The reason is because the weatherman keeps saying that there will be rain, but then none comes.  I got out early to water this morning, and it is close to 90 today, so I will probably be out there tonight as well.  Most of my plants love a good deep soak, so I am doing what I can.


I’m excited to see the little flowers on the tomato plants.  We are still a long ways off from fresh tomatoes, but they all look really good, and that makes me happy.  My goal is to grow a ton of tomatoes because I love to can them, but it is always up in the air how well they end up doing.  I tend to keep the back-up option of buying canning tomatoes from one of the local farms to even out what I pick.


What are the new fruits and vegetables you are seeing at your market, or in your garden?

26 comments:

  1. I'm so jealous about your amazing garden. You have such an interesting array of veggies and I am loving seeing the process as they start to grow and grow and grow! We tried to do a garden...until the wildlife ate it all. :(
    Karen | GlamKaren.com

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  2. Everything is coming up. Looks like you will soon have a great harvest and bounty. Happy gardening!

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  3. Wow your garden looks amazing. My son was trying to grow one but with all the rain we had it just didn't take.

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  4. Wow, I can't believe you've had this much growth in such a short time. I love how green and fresh everything looks. I've never had a green thumb but I would love to have a beautiful garden.

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  5. I have garden envy. Next year I will not skip the spring season for my favorite garden veggies.

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  6. I am sure that your dream of having tomatoes in your garden will come true soon hun, its looking good so far. I really want my own garden some day.

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  7. Love to see the progress of your garden. It is so much fun to watch things grow. And strawberries....yum!

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  8. I planted seeds of a few kind of veggie but they didn't grow well, now I plan to give another try. Your garden is amazing with all the fruit, and vegetables you planted.

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  9. It looks awesome! I can't wait to start a garden! I will def. use this for reference!

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  10. Our garden doesn't look very good. Yours looks really awesome! Amber N

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  11. Omg loving your garden!!!! It's coming along pretty nicely! Wish I had a green thumb and could actually plant things!

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  12. We are going to have zucchini soon! Your strawberries look so yummy... I really should add some to my own yard farm.

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  13. This is my favorite time of the year when everything starts popping up! We have never grown radishes!

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  14. Beautiful garden! We are growing tomatoes and strawberries this year, and just planted a fruit tree. It's so nice having some fruits and veggies in the yard.

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  15. Cutest little garden! and I love the little strawberries that are growing. I hope to one day have a small garden. even if its just herbs. i hope you get some rain your way soon!

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  16. You definitely have a green thumb :) Your garden is awesome, I wish I had a backyard.

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  17. Your garden looks fabulous! Makes my little herb garden seem so small! Haha! I'm jealous in the best of ways!

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  18. I don't have a green thumb at all, but I am green with envy over your garden. So lush!

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  19. Your garden is coming along nicely. I would love to have one of my own one day if I could keep anything alive.

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  20. They have been calling for rain here for a while but it never shows. Starting to get frustrating. Hope you get some!

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  21. I've noticed that watermelon is sweet and ready a lot earlier this year and I love it. I've enjoyed following your journey. You've made great progress!

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  22. My mother in law gave me some tomatoes that are thankfully doing really well. Our weather is so dry as well!

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  23. Gardening is a good stress reliever. Something about working with the soil and seeing the plants change brings you back to earth.

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  24. Wow you're doing such an amazing job, I happy with my little apartment plants for now but I can't wait to have a nice little garden in my back yard when I get a house someday :-)

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  25. Oh my gosh - what a lovely garden you have! I would love to be able to grow something of my own too someday. We dont have a backyard at the moment but someday we will. Those potatoes and strawberries are looking awesome! xx

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