Monday, May 23, 2011

A Garden Update

We made a lot of progress in the garden this weekend. Of course, a garden's work is never really DONE, but I feel pretty good about where we're at with it.

Planted as of 5/22/11
  • Lettuce - some green leaf variety, Boston maybe?
  • Red swiss chard
  • Kale
  • Tomatoes - JetStar, cherry, and possibly a third variety (should check with Aaron the Tomato Master)
  • Kentucky pole beans
  • Sugar snap peas
  • Cucumbers
  • Zucchini
  • Butternut squash
  • Chives
  • Basil
  • Oregano
  • Scallions/green onions
  • Cilantro
To Be Planted
  • Rosemary
  • Bell peppers
  • JalapeƱos
Showing signs of hope
  • Strawberry plants have MANY blossoms
  • Lettuce, kale, and swiss chard are growing and looking promising
  • Sugar snap peas are taller each day
  • The peach tree allegedly has small green fruit on it
Showing signs of trouble
  • The apple tree is being eaten by the evil winter moth larvae. Grr.
  • We must protect our strawberries before the squirrel and birds make their moves.
We're pretty excited about the developments. At least the garden reminds us that all the rain serves a good purpose. We hope for sunnier days to help the tomatoes grow and the beans not to rot. As the garden begins to look more interesting, pictures will be forthcoming.

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