Tuesday, June 8, 2010

How Does Your Garden Grow?

The garden is doing very well! We have had a ton of people asking us for updates. So, I decided to post some pictures of our progress so far.

Carrots at 10 Days

Corn at 10 days

Green Beans at 10 days
When we planted the green beans, we used a booster from Burpee. It's made for green peas and green beans. We forgot to add it to the peas, but added it to the green beans and can tell a HUGE difference. Our green beans are growing like crazy. We definitely won't forget the peas next year!

Box 1 at 3 weeks. We have green beans in the top left hand box and cucumbers in the top right hand box.
Box 1 has green beans, strawberries, cucumbers, watermelon, canteloupe, mixed bell peppers, green bell peppers, banana peppers, and okra.

Green beans at 3 weeks
Box 2 at 3 Weeks
Box 2 has corn, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, yellow squash, zucchini, carrots, asparagus, onions, red onions, green peas, cauliflower, broccoli and eggplant. Salad Box @ 3 Weeks This is standing to the side of the box. On the far left side, it's mustard greens that are doing so well, and on the very top, those are radishes that are growing like crazy.
The 3rd box we call our "salad" box. It's full of greens, lettuces and herbs. It has mustard greens, collard greens, caesar lettuce, salad mix, spinach, radishes, cilantro, dill, basil, oregano, thyme, and rosemary.

Box 1 at 1 Month Weeds are starting to appear, but we don't have very many since we put the weed barrier down.
Box 2 at 1 Month
The corn in the upper left hand corner is leaning - we had two full days of STRONG, crazy wind and they took a beating but the roots are still completely under and they are doing well! On the left side and on the bottom left are yellow squash and zucchini that are really starting to grow like crazy!

Salad Box at 1 Month
I'm standing in front of it this time. The second column, top row is the mustard greens. Second row, third column is a salad mix (the expensive stuff you buy in containers at the grocery store), and the third row, fourth column are the radishes. They are growing like crazy!
In fact, we got our very first radish at 1 month.

Here it is, after we picked it.
Box 1 at 6 weeks
The green beans (top left) and cucumbers (top right) are now in tomato cages - we have been teaching them to climb and they are doing really well. The bottom left are watermelon and the bottom right are canteloupe.

Box 2 at 6 Weeks

Salad Box at 6 Weeks
There have been some very plump and happy caterpillars and ladybugs have a feast on our salad box. Darren and I bought some organic vegetable safe bug spray, and sprayed everything down a couple of nights ago. It's time to start picking some of that lettuce, and spray again and hopefully it will take care of the problem.

Yellow Squash at 6 Weeks

Our first squash!

When we got in from being out of town this weekend, Darren checked on the garden and was able to pick a couple of banana peppers. I will have to get some pictures of them!

Needless to say, we are thrilled with the progress are garden is making. We were late planting everything and didn't get everything in the ground until May 1st, but the only thing that it seems to have bothered are the strawberries. We haven't had any sprouts in those boxes but as you can tell - everything else is taking off just fine!

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Wow, Morgan!! They are really looking great!