Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Weedless Wednesday is Back!
Despite my initial concerns, much has been growing in the garden! I picked all of this early this week: 5 (small) ears of corn, two handfuls of green beans and more leaf lettuce than I know what to do with.
I've also been picking lots of okra, which, as it turns out, should actually be picked while it's relatively small. (Hubby says okra is NOT supposed to be crunchy. I don't eat the stuff, so... live & learn!) I also picked three roma tomatoes, but they were consumed before I could snap a photo.
Also, despite my concerns, one of the broccoli plants just started bearing its fruit:
Oh, and the pepper plants my dad gave us have been really busy!
Unfortunately, not everything has been growing so well. The pumpkins, zucchini, watermelons and gourds I planted in the middle of the lawn on the hill have not been doing much. All but the watermelons won their battle with the grass, and we've had several flowers, but no fruit so far. I think maybe they are not being pollinated & therefor are not producing? I'm not sure, but I am a bit disappointed.
Oh well... it was an experiment, after all. I really had no idea if they would even sprout up there.
The garden has finally begun to fill in. I do have some problems with weeds, and although I continue to try to control most of them, some areas are beyond control. I really need a good herbicide to get rid of them, but I'm not sure I'm willing to go there right now.
The okra is much taller and fuller than I expected.
And the corn is doing pretty well.
Inside, the oregano is struggling and the strawberries are brown.
But the basil is taking off! I hope to be able to make some pesto in another couple of weeks!