Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Days 54-63: Garden Progress & Harvest

May 10: The garden seems to be doing well. The tomato plants are really taking off. They have outgrown their cages. Hopefully they won't need additional support, but if they do, I guess we'll have to buy bigger cages.



 May 12: The potato vines continue to grow. They don't have too many flowers due to constant rain, but they seem to be growing and climbing the fence at a good pace.

We also added support for the cucumber plants. 

May 16: So the strawberry pot has been attacked by a bug. You can see the damage to the leaves.  

The strawberry plant on the ground is doing OK. It has pretty flowers, but hasn't given us any strawberries lately.


May 17: I think the squash plants have finally stopped growing; I was hoping they wouldn't get any bigger. They have produced 7 squash zucchini total. They all tasted great, except the last one- I think we took it out too soon...it was way too hard. The jalapeño plant sneaked into this shot...it is doing great. :) The tomato plant closest to the wall is getting huge!!



May 19: A lot of leaves on the squash plant are yellow..not sure if that is normal or not. :/ In this picture, you can see the potato vine on the left much better- it continues to climb the gate. You can also see the damage to the strawberry pot. :( Well that is it for now...

Small harvest:

Need to add photo of tomatoes.
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18 comments:

  1. I've discovered that most tomato cages are really only good for peppers and eggplants. I am either using fencing or making big teepees for my tomatoes this year and not sure those will be tall enough!

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    1. Mary, thanks for the tip. I will definitely try something different next year, I had no idea tomato plants could get this big!

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  2. PS, love that pink strawberry flower; what variety is it?

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    1. They are Tristan Strawberry plants. :)

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  3. I've never seen such a pretty strawberry flower! And yes, tomatoes love to take over the world. My trellis is about 10 ft tall and by the end of the season they stretch to the top.

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    1. Thank you Julie.
      10 ft tall! Wow. I had no idea they could grow that tall. :O

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  4. First time seeing a pink strawberry flower, your garden is coming along nicely.

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    1. Thank you Norma. I am starting to feel really proud of that strawberry flower! :)

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  5. In all, plants look healthy and lush! Homegrown zukes are the best!

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  6. Things are progressing well!! Not sure what's attacking your strawberry plant. The flowers are really pretty though!

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  7. The zucchini leaves yellow as they age (the larger ones at the bottom). If your plant overall starts to yellow, then you should check to make sure you don't have the dreaded squash vine borer. Your garden looks very beautiful!

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    1. Thanks for the tip. :) I will keep an eye out for the squash vine borer.

      Thanks again.

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  8. My eyes were really drawn to the vivid pink of that strawberry flower. I wonder if we get that variety here - i will look out for it my daughter would love it.

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    1. I am glad you liked it. Hope you find it in your area. :)

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