Thursday, June 17, 2010

June 17 Garden

The garden is growing very fast now that the hot weather has arrived.
Field corn is growing inches everyday. Corn was planted in mid May. With all the rain we have been having it's made all things grow including the weeds. The grass I planted around outside fence has grown a lot too. I am now mowing it weekly, unless the rain keeps us from it.
When I planted the sunflowers along end of garden they were only just inches tall and a very scrawny stem. Today they are hardy and about 18 inches tall.
The green beans have purple blossoms, meaning in a matter of weeks I will be harvesting them. Zucchini and cucumbers are bushing, ready to train them up along fence to keep them off the ground.
Steve and I still have to place our cattle panels along the tomatoes, they need to be tied up off the ground also. Last year we did that with the tomatoes and our crop didn't rot on the vine, like in past when they layed over onto the ground.

Carrots, lettuce, green peppers, the 3 potato plants which lived, sweet corn, and the flowers I planted are also growing well.
Not sure how the herbs I planted are doing, as I wasn't able to get into area where they are planted. I hope by looking over the fence and in that direction the green I saw wasn't just weeds taking root, and it was them emerging. I'll be able to check on them if we get a couple days with heat and no rain, which is in the forecast for weekend and next week. Work in garden and just outside will have to be done early mornings, as temps climbing into mid to high 90's with heat index's into the 100's is coming with the dry spell. Too bad it's so humid with the heat too.
Reminder: next year don't till the garden quite so deep and fine, which will make it easier to walk in a day or two after rains. Walking in 6 to 8 inches of mud is hard on old ankles.

1 comment:

  1. Your garden is doing fabulous! Mine? Almost non-existent. I have had trouble with snails, rabbits and ground squirrels (like big chipmunks)!!! I went to my local organic garden supply store and found a few products to try. Might have to start over. If it's not too late!!!


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