Until yesterday we had been in drought conditions on the homestead. Last year was a drought year, then with little snow cover we came into spring with so little rain. Thankfully the rain clouds came in very early on Friday and it has just cleared up a few hours ago. I’m expecting lots of growth in the garden after all this rain!
These photos were taken on May 25th. I have finished planting most of the gardens and I hope to share some newer photos and videos soon!
The Stowells Evergreen sweet corn that was planted behind the barn is doing very well! I soaked this seed before planting it and only watered it once. Even though it was so dry, it has sprouted and grown well.
In the shade garden I’ve planted the first row with our Straight Eight cucumbers. This row gets the most sun and they should do well here. The only problem I’ve had so far is a skunk that keeps digging holes in that garden. In the process he’s kicking dirt over some of the cucumbers. Skunks love to eat grubs, so are bad for digging holes. The eating grubs part is helpful, the holes and messing up my plants are NOT. lol
The hill garden, in the top row I’ve transplanted ground cherries. Last year they grew so well for us, but it was the first year I’d grown them. Now I realize just how BIG these plants get and I’ve given them more room. I have been fighting the potato beatles on these plants.
This side of the hill garden is planted in squash, melons and cucumbers. This photo was taken before I had finished planting to the end of it.
The first row is lemon squash.
At the bottom of the second row is lemon cucumbers. I’m so looking forward to trying these!
Then we have two White Scallop squash plants.
Then three Tondo Scuro Di Piacenza squash plants. They are suppose to be similar to the Magic Eight Ball round zucchinis. The exception being these are heirlooms and the other is a hybrid.
Our Tigger Melons are in the next row. Only a few of these germinated for me, so I filled in the rest of the row with seeds. They are already starting to sprout!
The first row of the main garden has our Telegraph Improved cucumbers. These are the English type that Baker Creak substituted. I’m looking forward to seeing how they do for us.
The onions I started from seed are growing slowly, but doing well. The raised beds dry out quickly and I’m trying to find some mulch for them.
Lettuce is almost ready to pick!
The broccoli is growing well and it should start to send up flower heads soon. I need to start a few more flats of broccoli in the greenhouse this week. They will be planted into the shade garden for a summer harvest.
The Purple Cauliflower is doing well, but growing slower than the broccoli and cabbage.
The cabbage is starting to form heads!
Chives have been flowering!
How is your garden growing?