Wednesday, June 1, 2016

2016 Garden's Beginning!

May was a busy month for our vegetable garden.  We (Todd) decided to garden only one garden this year.  We opted not to do the community garden.  It was just too much work with Todd's hours and my hours as well as watching Taj.  Here is a picture of everything Todd has done in the garden this month.
Our garden is not your pretty black dirt garden. We like to add nutrients back to the
soil as we garden.  We use the corregated box around most of the plants (unless planted by seeds)
and then add compost on top of the box.  The box acts as a weed barrier and it will also decomposs
adding the nutrients back to the soil for next year's garden.

He planted Sugar Peas, Lima Beans, Cucumbers, Spaghetti Squash, Zucchini, 4 Roma Tomato Plants, 4 Beef Stake Tomato Plants, a Cherry Tomato Plant, a Grape Tomato Plant, Radishes, Carrots, Kale, Swiss Chard, Chinese Cabbage, Lettuce, Broccoli, Cabbage, Kohlrabi, Pole Beans.  Today June 1st, he planted Yellow Bell Peppers, Green Bell Peppers, Small Snacking Peppers, Hot Peppers, Banana Pepper and Egg Plants.  Oh, I knew I was forgetting something.  We also have Onions in our garden.

 Above: Broccoli and Cabbage
Below: Our row of peas.  This is where it looks very messy. 
We are not able to get into the two rows of fencing which the peas latch onto and grow, we cannot hoe it because Todd planted the Lima beans here. 
Eventually they will latch onto the fencing as well. 
The timing should be perfect when the season for the peas are done. 

 Above: Two rows of radishes which will be ready to pick in a week or two. 
Next to it Kale is beginning and the the rows of carrots.
Below: A closer look of the radishes and kale. 
 Below: The pepper plants and Eggplants which were planted today.  The upside down tomato cage is where either zucchini, cucumber, or spaghetti squash is sprouting. 
 Below:  One full row of Roma and Beef Steak.  Next to the fencing on the right is our pole beans.

Everything he started from seeds are beginning to come up, so far our little garden is thriving. 

Hopefully, the insects will stay away.  He also started lettuce and soon baby spinach in the containers on the deck.  I just love this time of year.

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