Sunday, June 5, 2011

Vegetable Garden Update 6/5/2011

The vegetable garden is in full swing!!  After battling bugs and heavy rainfall, my garden is finally at a point where I can just work on upkeep, watering, pruning, and fertilizing.  Almost immediately upon planting my zucchini, squash, and cucumbers, the cucumber beetles devoured all of the plants.  I replanted almost all except for a couple squash.  This time they devoured my zucchini.  Exasperated, I ripped out the zucchini, and planted 9 more different varieties of tomatoes instead.  I like tomatoes better anyways!  Currently, my garden is almost beetle free, so I am hoping my cucumbers and squashes will be able to thrive.  Aside from the zucchini, my garden is really starting to take off,  Flowers are appearing on my tomato and pepper plants and the corn is already over a foot tall.  Here are some updated pics!  You can really see the difference after only 2 1/2 weeks. I'm excited to compare the growth in another couple of weeks.

Tomatoes (with flowers!)


Long Neck Summer Squash

Jalapeno Hot Peppers (with flowers!)

Bell Peppers (with flowers!)