Garden Update

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Garden is progressing very nicely!  Seedlings were planted May 13 so we are about 3 weeks in.  Above is a comparison of the day the garden commenced, to a current picture taken today, June 4.  I am especially pleased by the black zucchini and impressed by their beautiful flowers.  I didn’t know what to expect considering this was my first year with the vegetable.  Cant wait to make some zucchini casserole! Stay tuned for this simple and delicious kid friendly recipe!

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wpid-img_20150604_104806391.jpg     Pictured above is a back view of the garden with a closer look at the zucchini plant in the far right corner.  This year, instead of caging my tomatoes, I staked them.  Although my tomatoes did really well last year, a local farmer told me staking would produce more so I am giving it a shot!  I was also given a tip instead to cage the zucchini to help it grow upwards, as it tends to spread.   I can’t believe how much it has taken off!

Also making an appearance today was my first green pepper! Last year I made the mistake of planting them too close to my tomatoes and they were shaded out.  I think I ended up with just one or two peppers at the end of the summer, so this year is proving to be more successful already!

wpid-img_20150604_104458126.jpgBelow is my cucumber plant making it’s way up the trellis.  There is something so beautiful about a plant intrinsically knowing how to survive and thrive!

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4 responses to “Garden Update

  1. That’s a great setup! Does the fence around your yard keep the animals out? The deer around here love veggie gardens and it’s hard to keep them away!!

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