Garden update! Eating broccoli and lettuce

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May 20, 2013 by Buffy

imageGardening is pretty labor intensive and thankless work for the first month or so.  Good thing I love gardening!

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I mounded more straw on the potatoes this morning!  These have been in the ground since Valentines week.

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Lettuce is our only steady producer so far.   It really needs a summer tomato and cucumber to make an awesome salad.

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The tomatoes are growing like mad now!  They will eventually climb out the top of their 5 ft cages!  They have some blooms but no green tomatoes yet.

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My squash has really grown this last week!  I found my first dreaded squash bug today.  I hate squash bugs!  I know hate is a strong word but I really do hate those little bugs.  I would love any advise anyone has on how to get rid of them without putting pesticide in my beautiful garden.

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My cucumbers are way behind since I had to replant them after the cold snap got them.  They could also use some weeding!  Soon they will be climbing up their cages!

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This one is for you, Mucking Mom 1!  Yes, my broccoli is going to make more than one head.  I cut a small head of broccoli off this plant last week.

We also have green beans up and growing!  Farmer Rick added a couple rows of something in the back too while JQ and I were busy horse showing.   (Sure wish we could get a look at the other Mucking Moms gardens!)

That’s how it is growing at my garden.  Mucking Mom 2

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8 thoughts on “Garden update! Eating broccoli and lettuce

  1. A New Path says:

    Beautiful garden! Do have use a tiller or do the weeding by hand/hoe?

  2. Your garden is beautiful! This is the first year I have gotten broccoli from my garden and it is so good! Is your lettuce a head lettuce? I’m also jealous of your tomatoes! Mine are still pretty small.

    • bhoyt10 says:

      Thank you! Fresh grown broccoli is the best. Sadly, this is the only one the cow didn’t eat. My lettuce is romaine. Our neighbor grew is last year and had more lettuce than they could give away all summer. They just picked the outer leaves and it just kept growing! The neighbor’s lettuce was planted in partial sun. I’m hoping last nights hail missed the garden, I haven’t the heart to go look.

  3. Wow! Looks wonderful. 🙂

  4. I’m not sure how well it works, but this year I’m trying to companion plant flowers with different vegetables for pest control- I totally understand how annoying it can be, especially with the squash! I need to get some more, but I have read that marigolds are good for tons of plants to keep away different pests. I planted about 6 plants out near my tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers, which are just on the other side of the squash and beans…so far so good, but I do want to get another container or 2 to put out. Not sure if that’s helpful or not, but I really enjoyed seeing your pics! Looks wonderful 🙂

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