One of my goals for 2012 was to have a complete garden planted by May because it gets too hot here to plant anything after May. So far, we’ve done pretty good especially since I was so distracted this spring. We’ve already harvested a lot of yellow squash, zucchini and white patty pan squash. I’m trying really hard to offer the extra to people without being pushy…I don’t want people avoiding me.
Our blueberries are doing quite well. They are on the small side, I don’t know if it’s the variety or if I’m not watering them enough. We’re still going to try to start new plants from a friend’s bushes so we’ll be able to compare them next year.
This is a volunteer tomato plant that is growing right off our patio. By the time I discovered it, it already had tomatoes so I decided to leave it where it was.
These are the lemons on the lemon tree that came with the house. My other lemon tree isn’t doing so well. I’m hoping it survives.
Our tomatoes are starting to ripen. This is a variety called Cherokee Purple. We also planted Roma, Lemon Boy, Rutgers, Lemon Boy, Cherry, Yellow Pear and Yellow Cherry.
Benjamin standing by the zucchini plants. He and Gabriel help me the most in the garden. Both of them enjoy harvesting and looking for vine borers which we’ve already had one round of.
Our pumpkins are starting to turn orange already. I really need to figure out when to plant these so that they are ready a little later in the summer. Last year we planted too late and the plants got burned up and the couple of pumpkins that did ripen got eaten by pill bugs. This year we’re putting plates under each pumpkin, I don’t care who makes fun of me. We are also already having trouble with powdery mildew.
All in all the garden’s doing well. There’s some things we forgot to plant, like spaghetti squash and melons, so we’ve gone ahead and planted some seeds.
If you garden tell us how your garden is doing. If you have pictures please leave a link in your comment.
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