My garden adventures continue! I have quite a few things growing in my garden right now, and its really quite fun to see and taste the fresh food.
I planted my carrots, zucchini, green beans and lettuce, tomatoes, basil, cilantro and marigolds.
Here is how my garden looks today:
Can you see that lettuce on the right? Its HUGE!! I have already harvested some leaves and it looks like it already needs to be harvested again. In the left hand corner are my sweet peas.
The Sweet Peas have just started this past week making the pods…and I have some really big yummy ones.
My tomatoes from seed were transplanted…however they were so small – that I did cheat and buy one bigger tomato plant from the store. Every time I look at it I feel a little guilty for not being patient enough to wait for the little ones to grow.
I probably need to get one of those tomato plant metal hoops to help the plant stay standing, but for now it is being held up by a stick.
And I will end with this shot of my zucchini plant! Its growing, it’s growing!! I am dreaming right now of all the different ways I will be cooking this, roasting, fried, steamed, with butter. Oh it’s going to be heavenly.
For those of you joining me on this gardening adventure, how is it going? What have you been able to harvest so far?
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How did your garden stayed weed free? Did you put roundup there as well? My little garden always gets weeds so I put fabric on it, but would rather want it bare like yours. 🙂 Nice looking garden.
I weed it every week. 😉 No, I don’t use roundup in there… there was a lot of weeds this year, but I tried to keep up on it.
WOW! Looks great! I also live in Pasco and have had a problem with the earwigs eating my zucchini leaves and all of the carrots and marigolds that I started from seed. Argggg
How are you keeping the earwigs away?
I have lots of earwigs too, and short of pesticides here’s three things I do to counter. 1. Plant extra — lots of extra so it overwhelms their ability to eat it while it’s young & tender. 2. Traps — Empty tuna cans half full of this mixture– 1 Teaspoon each of Veg. Oil, Molasses, Dried Yeast (I use long-ago expired yeast when I bought too much) and 8 oz water. Earwigs fall in and don’t crawl out. 3. Clean up nearby earwig hiding places IF POSSIBLE because that’s where they’ll hang out when not eating your garden. These steps don’t stop earwigs but will reduce their numbers and impact.
I don’t have many bugs personally as of yet, but I think its because my garden soil is so new? Not really sure, but that is some awesome advice Chris! My biggest problem for my garden is my big yellow lab – he is always trying to get in there and doesnt seem to know he is trampling my veggies.
I have some big lettuce coming in, and my tomatoes are trying to flower. Other than that, we’ll just have to see. Right now I’m weeding, weeding, weeding! 🙂
That’s awesome looking zucchini for the first week of June!
Thanks Chris, I can’t wait!