Monday, June 3, 2013

Garden Update - June 3, 2013 - The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

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I knew this year was going to mean a smaller garden and a year of rebuilding, but boy I sure do miss my other garden.  It is clear that the process of creating a quality garden soil from scratch really worked better than I realized.  This year I had to resort to the one size fits all approach of getting soil from a sand and gravel yard.  It was decent soil, but it is clearly inferior to what I had before.  It is also clear that I won't be blogging as regular as before.  I am averaging about once a month, and I would like to post at least once a week.  Maybe if I start getting harvests, that will motivate me to post.

Do I have a garden...yes.
Will I harvest anything from it....we will see.

Let's start with the one bright spot, the Kennebec potatoes in my coca cola cooler.  I have been adding soil as they have grown and this is how big they were two weeks ago.

Look at these things, I swear they grow a foot a day.  I can't wait to see if get some good potatoes.

I have my first tomato baby of the season.

Here are the 12 tomato plants.  They are growing, but they aren't as robust as last years.

Now some of the ugly, here are my squash and zucchini bed.  Plants are small and weak.

Out of 12 plants, I have only one zucchini.

The bees aren't doing their job of pollinating the flowers and they are just dropping off.

Here is my pepper bed, you can see my new fence in background.  I have stained the entire outside of it and I think it looks good.  Now I have to do the inside.

Hungarian Wax Pepper

Yellow Bell Pepper

Habanero blossom

Picture of entire garden.