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!
Not all the action is confined to the vegetable garden. Here’s are some flowers currently blooming on my patio container plants.
It’s taken some time, but my garden is finally starting to look like a garden. Here are a couple of photos I took this morning, after watering everything.
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!
Jalapeno peppers already forming!
Wade’s Flint Ornamental Corn
Glass Gem Ornamental Corn