Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Progress Report: The Garden in June

 The garden did pretty well in June. Except for the peas, which were a mess...

I've never done peas. I didn't realize you're not supposed to let them get all tangled up. I thought they could just grow wild, like grapes. πŸ˜„ I hoped they'd work themselves out, but no such luck. Classic nature, so dependent on us humans. πŸ˜†


I spent an industrious evening getting them all untangled and trellising them up. I'm not sure that I did it right, but it was kind of fun. (I'm pretty sure that I didn't do it right, or I waited too long to do it, because not a single pea grew this summer!)

The tomato plants were growing well. I love tomatoes, so I was particularly happy about that.

The cucumber plants were growing well too. But I made a fatal flaw and didn't thin them out, so I ended up not getting a good crop of cucumbers at all, especially compared with last year. Next year, I'll definitely do seedlings instead of direct-sowing.

The beans were growing well too, and they were starting to flower.

I call these two pictures "Bean blossom beauty." πŸ˜†

The view of three of the four raised beds looking down from the back deck. 

After all, I am the goddess of this garden! πŸ˜‰