There is a reason I haven’t posted a garden update in a while. That reason is that I take a series of pictures, get busy for a day or two before posting them, then look at the garden again and realize the pictures are out of date because everything has grown so much more! Ok, I didn’t say it was a good reason.
Most things are coming along quite well, considering the late start we got with planting. The majority of the plants we started from seed that made it into the ground are doing good, considering the late start, lack of sun and bucketloads of rain we’ve had. These are the cherry tomatoes – we still haven’t decided on a support system. To the left of the tomatoes are zucchinis at the front and watermelons at the back. The watermelons are struggling along, but the weather has been very mixed, so I’m hoping that if we get a hot spell they’ll make more progress.Here are more tomatoes, with cucumbers to the left. The cucumbers are growing very slowly.
This bed is the happiest of all. Peas at the back, beans along the right side, spaghetti squash in the middle and several varieties of peppers at the front. The squash and peppers were not grown from seed. Since this picture was taken we moved one of the squash plants into our flower bed to make more space. The peppers seem to have a problem with the leaves yellowing and turning brown. Could it just be too much water? We have three or four different types of peppers here and the same problem is affecting all of them to one degree or another.
Dill, which we’ve already started harvesting. We bought this plant at a garden centre, but I will definitely try to grow it from seed next year, as it seems very prolific. And I had no idea how different freshly picked dill would taste! Such a difference compared to what you buy in the store, and especially from the dried stuff.