May 16, 2014 by Buffy
It has been a very cool and wet week in the garden. We have picked lettuce, broccoli and cauliflower.
Our squash is blooming even though the bloom is bigger than the squash leaves. I’m hoping these get bigger.
Our cucumbers have started to climb and bloom. We grow them in wire cages just like our tomatoes. They climb right up and it makes finding and picking the cucumbers much easier! It also helps save garden space.
One row of our tomatoes is growing strong and beautiful.
One row of our tomatoes is pitiful. They are from the same seeds that were started on the same day. It is a mystery! Yes, there really are tomatoes planted in this row.
Our Brussels sprouts are looking promising. Farmer Rick is the only one excited about that!
I put on my knee-high muck boots and waded though the mud adding more straw to the potato row. Spotty helped me. He enjoyed picking the Colorado potato beetles off and smashing them. Yes, I’m still losing the battle! I’m very worried about the beetles invading my tomatoes too. There are a couple of volunteer sunflowers in the front of the potato row. We love sunflowers!
This week’s rain helped our pea and sunflower seeds sprout. We planted a whole row of sunflowers along the fence at the right edge of the garden. I’ll show you when they get larger! How is your garden growing?