Not much has changed. If you look closely you’ll see that the cucumbers are just starting to grow, the squashes and melons are sprawling across the lawn, the cabbages and carrots are ready to be picked and processed, the garlic is gone, and the sweet potatoes are leafing out nicely. The strawberries are alive and sending out runners, and I still need to get out there and plant a bunch of fall green beans for my wife.
Posts Tagged ‘trellis’
An experiment that ended up happening this year was to start cucumbers from seed outdoors in late May instead of early May. When I read what I just wrote it just sounds like no big deal…a couple weeks difference…”so what?”, right?
Well, it has me nervous because by this date I usually have fruit set and instead I have baby plants that haven’t even reached the trellis yet.
I’m also trying a row of bush-type cucumbers. Supposedly these set a good amount of fruit without getting over 2 feet in vine length.
The tomatoes are growing fast and will have to be tied up soon. There are many flowers on them–this plant has about 40 or 50 right now–and as those green fruit grow larger their weight will make the plant top-heavy. I let my craft son S. have all my extra garden twine, so I’ll have to go out and buy some more.
Fruit Trees and Bushes
It really is a labor of love, and not some passing hobby.
Why do you garden? What do you grow?