Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The State of the Plots Mid-June
Everything at the plots seems to be growing by leaps and bounds this past week! It seems like every day the plants are bigger. I took these pictures 3 - 4 days ago and everything is much bigger when I went over there today. I'm extremely pleased to say the least.
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The plots from the road
The potato bed is totally out of control!
Some of the plants are about 4' high!
The front tomato bed. Bed #2
You can't tell from the picture how stocky and sturdy these plants are. Some of the branches are an inch wide. The plants in this bed are bigger then the other tomato bed. I'm certain it's due to the mixing of the soil. I was too tired and lazy to mix in the soil in the other bed.
"Three Sisters Planting"
The corn, beans and squash have doubled in size since I took this picture.
This is the second tomato bed. The plants are very happy and healthy even though they aren't quite as big as in bed #2.
Strawberries in Bed #7
The new strawberry plants are producing much more then the ones that I transplanted. It must be due to moving them.
The onions seem to doing well. I sure hope that we get enough for the year.
I was pleasantly surprised to see these blossoms and berries on the transplanted blackberry bushes. They won't produce much....but, it's a good sign of years to come!
This head of cauliflower has doubled in size since taking this picture.
Yippee.....it looks like we are going to have some nice spring cauliflower!
There are 27 Celery plants at the plots. All of them look great except for these 3. They are all twisted and deformed. I was going to pull them this morning. But, I changed my mind when I saw they had ladybugs on them.
The eggplants have some beautiful flowers.
The Fava Beans survived the attack of the ants. I picked 3 this morning and they are wonderful!
The first pepper of the year is "Happy Yummy Sweet Pepper".
This is a Sweet Banana Pepper.
There are quite a few peppers on many of the plants.
There are also a lot of tomatoes everywhere at the plots!!
That will make for one "Happy Italian"!!!