Sunday, August 12, 2012

How does your garden grow?

Yesterday I canned 10 half pints of low-sugar plum jam from the big basket of plumbs I picked off our tree in the front yard last Monday.  It got me thinking about how I love to watch a garden grow and then harvest it.

Here is a series of pictures of our garden taken over the last 10 weeks.

June 2, 2012. Just after planting.  Note the size of the pumpkin and zucchini.

 June 17.  2 weeks in. Growing nicely.  Drip irrigation gives each plant water every morning.

July 1. 4 weeks. Broccoli is almost ready, but one of my four plants is severely stunted by aphids.

July 21. 7 weeks.  Notice the new addition of the Tower of Pumpkin to the left of the cucumber trellis.  The one pumpkin plant was taking over half the garden, so we threaded it up through an 8-feet-tall tube of 6-inch wire mesh leftover from our garage build several years ago.  It pays to hoard. 

 August 12.  10 weeks.  Basil has gone to seed and the broccoli I didn't get cut is flowering, but everything else is producing well.  We have 5 pumpkins in the tower!

I'm getting big harvests once or twice per week.  

Today's harvest basket.

Apparently it was too hot for tomatoes to set fruit in July, so the tomatoes are just now starting to ripen.  Look out!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, Lucy, you have been busy this summer! I am putting up tomatoes right now. Even oven-drying some. They taste so good! Love your blog! Meg