Monday, July 4, 2011

Vegetable Garden Update 7/4/11


I can't believe it's July already, but it is and the garden is really starting to fill out.  I was very lucky after a tornado hit about 1 1/2 miles away and the garden remained almost unscathed.  The corn was bent for a couple days, but it picked back up.  Since the last update, I have added about 30 onion and 5 kale plants.  These plants were more of an experiment and the plants were on sale, so if they don't pull through, I won't be too upset.  I am still battling cucumber beetles and squash bugs with my squash and cucumbers, but I am hoping they will pull through and produce some yummy veggies.  I am also having a few problems with fungus on a few tomato plants that is spreading to some of the other tomatos.  I have been applying fungicide weekly to the plants and I am starting to see them pick back up.  Between the 17 tomato plants, there are at least 100 tiny fruits beginning to form.  I admit, I was beginning to become overwhelmed once I realized how much of a harvest I am going to have by early August.  I purchased a canning kit and some canning books that will hopefully help!  I also plan on giving tons away to anyone that will take it.  I'm excited to share future updates of my harvests soon.  Stay tuned!


Sweet corn (almost 4 ft tall)

Bush Green Beans


Jalapenos and Garden Salsa peppers

Jalapenos almost ready to pick


Bell pepper getting bigger!


Kale

Cucumbers climbing up the trellis

Cucumbers beginning to form


Butternut Squash


Yellow Long Neck Summer Squash

Squash forming (hopefully it will survive)

Black Krim tomato

First harvest!  Hot peppers, cat grass, and cilantro


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