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Oh my, the weeks are starting to fly by! I know I know I want the garden to grow, but I don’t want the months to fly by so fast...lol
Week 5 was a good week even though we had heavy rain and hail on the 3rd followed by strong winds on the 4th. The garden did get some damage as I noticed a few holes in my cabbages and a few more potatoes were missing parts. I think my peppers have the worst damage, but I am not sure if it’s just the soil, bugs, or the weather.
So here is the main garden at week 5
And the new garden at week 5
In the herb garden things are still over run by weeds. My basil is doing quite well amongst the weeds and the purple basil really likes all the company too...lol I was beginning to think that the rest of my herbs were a total loss since I couldn’t distinguish between herbs and weeds. I decided to pull a few weeds and look what I found....CILANTRO
Once I found that I went looking for the parsley and here is it!
Those were the only two that I found though so we will still have to wait on the rest
The onions, leeks, Brussels sprouts and 3 spinach plants are all doing well.
The broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage are all doing great
The Pak choi is too cute....stupid chick weed BTW can i take the outside leaves off these and they keep growing...or do I harvest them all at once.....I'll have to google that
Potatoes are just starting to bloom. I think that means new potatoes are in the near future
In the mix plot the beets are slowing coming along as are the carrots. I think the kohlrabi may be ready in a week.
The spinach is finally coming up and doing much better over here.
The radishes are all now out....AND YUMMY I will be replanting more this week.
The lettuce is ready for its first cut of the season....I hope it tastes as good as it looks!
The tomatoes are doing well. They are not very tall, but they are flowering and I even spotted the first tomato today!
The eggplants and peppers are not doing much of anything, but the Zucchinis are HUGE!! No flowers but its growing.
The other mixed plot is doing great too. The peas should start flowering this week and the broad beans are getting big....maybe they are magic beans....what out Giant I am coming for the golden eggs...LOL The rest of the beans, green and soy are doing okay but not as impressive. The cucumbers are starting to get flowers and hopefully Mr. P will put in the fence posts so we can get the trellises up!
The turnip and pea plot is doing great. Still no sign of the butter nuts.
The pepper and sweet potato plot just is well slow. 2 peppers died as did 4 sweet potatoes. I don’t have much hope for the rest even though they look healthy
In the new garden the pumpkins and spaghetti squash are actually getting bigger and the cauliflower is dying...LOL oh well
As you can see in both cases things are really starting to grow with all this heat we have been getting. Last night was the first time in a week that the garden saw any water. I usually rely on Mother Nature to water my garden and then I water it from the well when it gets too dry. While I was watering last night the mosquitoes were so so so very bad and for lucky me it feels like needle injection every time they bite.(which is new)I was almost in tears, but Mr.P kept saying he was getting bit too so quit whining...lol I did but even after spaying with Off ever 5 mins I was still getting eaten alive. When we came in a few hours later Mr. P apologized not because I wasn’t a whiner...I was...lol But because I had about 100 bright red swollen bits on my back. He took a pic so I could see them and then we both cried because it looked so horrible. I just had a really bar reaction to them which doesn’t bode well for the rest of the summer..stupid Mosquitoes!!
have a great day