Monday, May 16, 2005

This Week's Garden Update

Broccoli harvest continues. 8 heads plus side shoots so far, nearly 5 pounds. That crop, at least, has paid for itself.

Corn continues to shoot up like weeds. Now waist-high. This variety is only supposed to get around 4' tall. At this rate, it'll hit that before the end of the week. My mouth's already starting to water. Fresh corn on the cob. Yum!

Tomatoes, peppers, squash, and cucmbers are all blooming. Hoping to get squash and cukes in another week or so.

Pole beans have started running, so they should bloom soon. Limas are up and growing well. Okra has come up and is starting to get its first true leaves. I set out some sweet potatoes (for the wife, I'm allergic). We'll see what happens there.

Weeding, watering, and mulching continue, though with intensive bed gardening, none of them are nearly as strenuous or time-consuming as with traditional row gardening. Gardens always do well in May around here. We'll see what it looks like come August.

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