One of my sunnies, towering over the compost bin. (it’s over 5 ft now!)
It’s already been a month since my last garden update, and things are really hoppin’ now! I’ve written a bit about my early haul, but the real goods are just beginning to manifest. I can’t wait! Here’s what’s going on:
Remember my little corn from a month ago? They were less than 6 inches then, but now they’re as high as pygmy-elephant’s thigh (is this a reference that anyone will catch? Is anyone a geek like me?).
The wee corns, end of June.
Corn that’s as high as a hound doggies eye (if said doggie would stand up straight!)
You can see the tire towers there, and we’ve taken the stack up to five tires. From now till harvest it’s just a waiting game. Cross your fingers!
The final pile: 5 tires apiece, 3 varieties of taters.
At the far end of the yard lies my favorite raised bed. Five weeks ago my ‘matoes were off to an awesome start, and they’ve just continued the awesome. They’re flowering and fruiting like crazy these days – I’ve never had such success. (fingers crossed!) I’m growing some green zebras, some goldens, red cherries, 3 heirloom stems I rescued from the nursery’s free pile, and a whole ton of plain ol’ straight up red slicers. SO excited!
In late June, they hadn’t grown over the cage yet.
Now, exploding out all over the place!
I think that these are some cherries.
Alongside the tomatoes are the cucumbers, a whole bunch I planted with pickling intentions. They’re starting to form little fruits right now, and it’s maybe the cutest thing I’ve ever seen in my life. Seriously, so adorable.
The cucumber vines, flanked by dill (left) and heirloom tomatoes (right).
My first and biggest cuke, about the size and shape of a small lemon.
Most of them look like this. Less than an inch long. There are TONS!
And last but not least, those pumpkins I transplanted mid Jun. Not too many of them made it, but the few that did are just beginning to take off. I’m taking good care of them, and have high hopes for Jack-O-Lanterns and pumpkin pie come fall.
The little bugger right after the big move.
Branching out and starting to creep, like a good little pumpkin should!
So that’s about it, my dears. I’m still harvesting beets and berries, and drying out snow peas to save the seeds. My broccoli has all bolted in this unbearable heat (over 100º today, hello?!), but I’ll start another batch for fall. In fact, it’s time to start thinking of fall garden prep, but we’ll save that for another time.
So, what are you growing, and how is it going?