Our garden goes in late every year. This means that while our friends have zucchini and cucumbers already, we barely have plants above the ground. This also means that when everyone is out of fresh tomatoes in September, we’ll still be growing strong!
The nice thing about not a lot of rain? There’s not a lot of weeds! Of course, it’s hard on the plants we want to keep around, so I guess I would prefer some rain now and then…
We plant a combination of seeds and plants. This dry weather has been really hard on our garden. I’ve been going out about every other day to water the plants, but I just can’t keep up with the rows of seeds. They’re sort of on their own.
Most of the tomato plants are doing pretty well. I’ve not given up hope yet!
Lucky for our seeds, we got a little bit of rain over the two days after they were planted. It was enough to get them started… let’s hope we get enough rain to keep them going! The green beans have started to come up (these were started from seeds). They don’t look great, but they’re doing okay.
The sweet corn isn’t doing quite as well as the beans. It’s pretty spotty, and the popcorn didn’t come up at all.
We lost about half of our pepper plants, but the rest seem to be hanging in there.
We got a mixture of broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and brussel sprouts plants from a friend. I’m not sure which are which, but they all seem to be doing very well. They are hardy little plants!
Farmer Doc planted seeds for cucumbers, watermelons, zucchini, summer squash, spaghetti squash, and I think some gourds. These seeds have come up pretty well, but I don’t remember which ones were planted where. So it will be a surprise when they tell me what they are going to be when they grow up!
Here’s some more of the mystery plants. These are looking more like watermelons or cucumbers, but it is still to be determined. I sure can’t tell the difference at this size!
I had planned on putting in a raised herb garden this spring, but never got around to it. And there’s a bunch of construction debris still sitting in the area where I wanted to plant. So, next spring. And that’s okay… I’ll have my hands full keeping this garden watered!
How is your garden growing? I hope you’re farther ahead than we are!