week in our garden! But, of course, time
always tends to fly by.
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.
right at the moment, but I can only get so far before I need to tend to
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
fruits and vegetables you are seeing at your market, or in your garden?