Friday, July 1, 2011

Salad anyone?

I took garden pictures less than 2 weeks ago but never got around to posting them....

Everything was really starting the fill in nicely, with lots of flowers showing up on the tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, and cucumbers.

We water it once a day, in the morning, and have applied organic plant food twice since we planted everything. After a little research, we decided on straw to hold in moisture instead of mulch which we have used in the past. Jim put lattice that we had from last year for the beans to climb. We also applied an organic garden dust twice after seeing noticing a lot of leaves had holes in them from little critters chewing on them. It seems to have taken care of the problem and keeping our fingers crossed....we seemed to have had no real issues with pests, deer, or disease.

This is what the garden looks like as of this morning. It's out of control how much things have shot up in the last ten days! We have tons & tons of baby tomatoes and cucumbers....

The cucumber vines were starting to take over the whole end of the bed and invade the tomatoes, so we constructed this pseudo lattice for the cucumbers out of a wood futon frame that we found in our neighbors trash (yes, we are trash pickers and proud of it!)

Lettuce, arugula, spinach, kale....I can't even eat enough salad these days!

And to think it started out looking like this only a month ago...

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