It’s been a while since I updated about the garden. Life has taken a crazy turn so a lot of things were put on the back burner. I decided to update today because I got to spend some time in my neglected little garden and even though I haven’t given it the care I usually do, things seem to be going well.
I’m growing beans and peas this year, but they’ve suffered from the lack of rain (it’s so dry here… rain just seems to be a tease… or if we actually get it, it’s a torrent that can’t sink in to the ground very well). However, there are a few growing on the vines. This one intrigued me because the vines were wrapping themselves around the bean. I’ve never seen that before, but I’m sure it happens. Tomorrow, I plan on adding a second round of peas and beans for the coming weeks.
Our jalapenos are doing amazing! All of our plants have at least 5 jalapenos in varying sizes, so we may have a bumper crop this year!
Our tomatoes are a little iffy this year. Some of the plants are not doing well, but still producing fruit… others are just really spindly and not flowering at all. But it is early in the season and I’m looking forward to these ripening up and being ready to harvest.
I am super proud of my basil. It grows like crazy underneath the big pine tree. My brother questioned that, but it gets a lot of sun but also seems to love the shade. Whatever it is, it’s working. My sister in law, who comes from a family who grows a lot of basil, can’t believe how big my basil grows!
I think this is the first year that I’ve grown cucumbers and actually may succeed with it. We have teeny tiny baby cukes on the vine, and tons and tons of blossoms. I hope we’ll get to eat some fresh off the vine. My zucchini are producing lots of blossoms but so far no fruit… one can hope!
The garden is coming along well. It needs some TLC since I haven’t been out much in the past few weeks. But at least today, with the help of my wonderful husband, we finally got everything staked and cleaned up. Next, I need to reseed the lettuce and the radishes and then just keep it up for the rest of the season.
This was the harvest today… my husband tried one of the jalapenos, raw and he just shoved the whole thing in his mouth! I’ve been told that they are indeed hot!
Happy gardening! Hope others are enjoying playing in the dirt as much as I am!