I’ve been wanting to do a garden update. Between rain, wind and my fast growing vegetables I haven’t been able to take pictures. Yesterday, I took a few smartphone picts to share. The evening of Friday June 27th a storm front came through; it down poured on us and continued raining until noon on Saturday. We ended up with 3.5″. This in addition to the nice .20″ shower we got the day before.
Sunday an Alberta Clipper type system moved in and the wind blew and blew and blew for three days. Tuesday evening the clipper moved on and yesterday was simply beautiful.
I have two zucchini plants in a big tractor rim. Last week, I could see a change in them every day. I’m excited for sauteed or roasted zucchini.
I have four tomato plants in three rims. Two are doing really good and the other two are doing good. They are just putting out a bloom or two.
I have a couple of peppers setting on.
I have four Brussels Sprouts plants. Two are doing really good and the other two are doing good. Below are the two plants on the south side of my raised bed; they’re almost twice as big as the north side plants.
My original cucumbers didn’t make it. Mid-June J picked up two new cucumbers and a second buttercup squash. This picture is the second squash. The original buttercup has done well and has a bloom.
I planted romaine lettuce seeds I had left over from last year; it came up really spotty. I harvested the first lettuce of the season yesterday!
The wind was hard on my garden. With the sunny hot days in our forecast I think the garden will get back on track again.
Yesterday morning J and I got out bright and early to spray the corn. J does all the technical stuff; I run the water hose, rinse jugs and offer moral support.
Yesterday while I was cleaning up dinner dishes J checked a couple of hay fields. He was super excited to find he could start swathing. Here is round #1 on the first hay field.
I hope you have a fabulous 4th of July!
How does your garden look? Do you have fun 4th of July plans?