Monthly Archives: June 2016

Late June Garden Update

Posting a couple of photos taken at the vegetable garden today. Everything is coming along nicely although the peppers are not really progressing very much. We’ve had very hot weather recently, so that may be a contributing factor.

On the other hand, the corn, okra and cucumbers are growing like crazy. I did not plant any watermelon or cantaloupe this year, but a few voluntary vines sprouted among the beans. So I am letting them grow. I am also trying very hard to keep my tomato plants pruned and trained, that’s something that I have been slack on in past years.

And finally, I noticed the first cucumber of the season today!20160625_173427 20160625_173617

More Planting!

Today I planted more okra seed, to fill in the spots that did not germinate after the original planting. I also planted two beds with two different varieties of bean, which I intend to harvest as dry beans. I also planted some sugar pumpkins and pole beans amongst my existing Ornamental Corn stands, in an attempt to replicate the “Three Sisters” technique used by Native Americans. Here are a few pics!

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Jalapeno peppers already forming!
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Cucumber plants20160606_125019

Wade’s Flint Ornamental Corn20160606_125012

Glass Gem Ornamental Corn