Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Garden Update for June 16th

 What's growing in the garden this week?
June 16th- Garden overview

 June 16th- Butternut Squash plants are coming along

 June 16th- Spaghetti Squash plants are filling in the bed

June 16th- Acorn Squash plants will soon overtake the mesclun mix

 June 16th- Cucumber & Summer Squash plants have several flowers & small fruits on each plant

 June 16th- Black Seeded Simpson Leaf Lettuce, Endive on the right

June 16th- Peas have grown so much in the last week

 June 16th- Arugula, Turnips (need thinning) & Giant Red Mustard

 June 16th- Carrot tops are growing, lets hope the roots are as well!

June 16th- Tomatoes, need bottom leaves snipped off and need staking soon

 June 16th- Red Acre Cabbage

 June 16th- Melon, Ananas D’Amerique A Chair Verte, Finally got these planted last week! 

June 16th- Sunflowers are growing taller each day. I planted a few more in the bed last week too!

 June 16th- Marigolds

 June 16th- Newly planted Cilantro in the herb bed

 June 16th- Potted Herbs are growing along nicely

 June 16th- Stevia & Horehound need to be transplanted soon.  (Pansies in the background)

June 16th- More herbs, several varieties of Mint, Thyme, & Johnny Jump-ups need transplanting
(Pansies in the foreground)

So that's what's growing in the garden this week!


  1. This looks like a lot of work but is truly impressive! Great job and I look forward to seeing how things progress. Is the ground just wet or are you using the black mulch?

    1. Building the beds and filling with compost was definitely a lot of work. Planting, harvesting & eating are the fun parts, not work at all! The beds are filled with 100% compost, it's just really dark. We've had a lot of rain and I almost didn't get a chance to take the pictures. We had a mix of rain & sun yesterday and every time the sun came out, I was busy inside and couldn't get outside quick enough before the rain would start again.

  2. Your garden is absolutely gorgeous! I can see all the hard work that went into it. My garden, on the other hand, is a mess! LOL

    1. Thank you, Leigh! It's been fun and pretty easy to keep up with since this is the first season growing here(weeds & grass haven't had a chance to take over). However, since I've put so much time into the veggie garden, other areas have suffered (I'll be posting a pic soon of the "berry patch"). I'm sure that's the case with your veggie garden. You've been busy with other projects and promoting your new book!