Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Garden Update

We have been working hard to make sure that the garden is well established before the baby comes. It has been quite a task, lots of plants have been put into the ground, but so far it has been a fight to get them established. Now that the warm weather is here to stay, it seems like things are coming along lots better. The squash is really beginning to take off. The tomato and cucumber plants were struggling for a while, but now seem to be catching up with a little boost of fertilizer. The lettuce seems to be perking up a bit, but the onions still seem to be behind in spite of the extra help. Although the green beans and yellow wax beans that were planted are producing some beans, they flowered way too early to let the plants establish themselves, so they will have to be replanted soon also to be able to have another crop of beans. Last week I planted watermelon and cantaloupe seeds, but it seems like most of them have been eaten by a critter of some sort. I will wait a few more days to see if at least a few seeds escaped the feast. In the next couple of weeks I am hoping to get some eggplant and pepper plants into the ground. My neighbor was nice enough to help clear out a part of our property and we now have quite a large place to plant more stuff and we are in the process of creating a shared garden up on the hill.

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