last time in the garden (may 15):
this time in the garden (may 28):
Do you see all that green? It's amazing the difference two weeks can make. Everything is popping up in the garden, the apple trees & berry bushes are leafing out, and the ferns are blanketing our woods. It looks like they'll bloom soon, I don't know if I've seen ferns bloom before?
Watermelon, muskmelon, spaghetti, buttercup, sugar pumpkin, & delicata squash are all popping up in the big mounds we planted in the back of the yard. We'll see if the vines and fruit hold up to curious critters in the woods.
Speaking of critters. Do you see that sweet little tree frog on the apple tree branch? I counted two garter snakes, two toads, a tree frog and of course…. a very helpful puppy, while I watered the garden yesterday morning. (my brother is going to love her, she is such a cutie!)
I transplanted the bulk of the tomatoes into the garden. (Amish Paste, Zapotec, Red Pear Cherry & Gold Nugget Cherry) The hot peppers will go in this weekend along with the Snow White Cherry tomatoes. What are you favorite heirloom tomato varieties? I always have such a hard time narrowing my decision down to a reasonable amount. Also, on a funny note…. I mixed up a few of my tomatoes… so I'm not sure where the cherry tomatoes will be. It will be fun to see where they end up once the fruit begins to ripen!
The fava beans! I've never planted these before (picture number 8) and they are beautiful! The robust leaves almost look like succulents. I'll be making tee-pees for all the beans and peas next week. I'm hoping to harvest a few snap peas before we head north…..
Lastly, those potatoes. I planted yukon gold, norland red and german butterball. (all from fedco) They look amazing and are filling in the half moon beds quickly. I plan to bury them again in a few days. We'll keep adding straw and soil to the beds as they grow. I've read this has the possibility of yielding a good amount of potatoes in a small space, have any of you tried this?
Tell me, what is growing in your garden?