It's time for a garden update. I know you're excited! :)
This is part 2 of week 14. I did part 1 on Monday.
I harvested pods 16, 17 and 18 on Wednesday. MMMMMMM
This morning, I picked pods 19, 20 and 21. These are small.
One pod had 3 peas and the others had 2 peas each.
On Friday, just when I was about to pull one of my potato pots aside to dump out I noticed a sprout.
YAY! It's really small but it's in there. Do you see it?
I also saw my shadow while out watering plants so I took this picture. :)
Here's my garden this morning after everyone got a drink. I got up later than normal this morning and when I went to water my plants they were pretty much wilted and begging for a drink. They are happy here.
I did get rid of the peas and the experiment lettuce. The peas aren't growing and the lettuce was dead.
My sunflowers are still growing. I had them near the squash plants and read on pinterest that they shouldn't be near potatoes. They were probably far enough away from the potatoes but I figured I would move them on the other side of the deck to be safe.
Then I read today that sunflowers should be near squash plants to protect them from bugs. So, I might move the plants around again tomorrow. We'll see.
Here's the fresh lettuce I picked. I'm thinking a small side salad is in order tomorrow with dinner. I'm making spaghetti squash.
This evening I did some cleaning up of old dead leaves and just checked the plants over. I moved a few plants around. I had a tiny bit of soil left so I went around to pots and gave the ones
that needed it some more soil. :)
The carnival squash seem to be doing well since I put them outside this past Monday. I decided to move the watermelon out this evening too. I need to get some more pots and soil before I can repot it though.
I don't think this tomato plant is going to make it. It got a lot of rain from the last downpour we got. I figured it would dry out but it's not. It looks like it might be getting some mold too. The tomato blossoms that were on it are now dead. It's very water logged.....I'll probably dump it one day this week.
Here's the potato plants this evening.
You can see the little sprout a little more today. :)
Do you see my little cucumber?
I discovered him on Friday morning. It's a little bigger than the size of my thumb.
While inspecting my squash plants this evening, I discovered squash bugs. :( I think I found 5 of them. These are adults so there are probably eggs somewhere. I found 4 of the bugs mating so maybe there aren't any eggs yet? We'll see....I'm going to check tomorrow when the sun is out to see if there are eggs. I did find one squash bug dead in the big potato plant pot. Dead is good. LOL
I grabbed a jar and collected them. I picked them up (I had gardening gloves on) and dropped them in the jar. This will be their new home and any friends that decide to step into my garden will join them.
I placed the jar next to the squash.
I have my first tomato on my beef steak tomato plant. :)
I brought out my 2 pepper plants from inside and put them out. I need to repot them ASAP.
Here's my garden this morning. I stood in the corner behind the sunflowers and took picture. I thought the angle was cute.
Inside I have a little pot with 2 sunflowers, my English peas, cherry tomatoes and aloe plant.
Here's the cherry tomatoes. The tallest one has tiny little buds getting ready to pop. After this picture was taken I pinched off some of the lower leaf growth. This helps give you bigger tomatoes, tastier and healthier happy tomatoes. :)
Here's a pea pod poking through the blind. There's about 6 or 7 pods on the plant right now. Not ready to be harvested yet. By the middle to end of week they should be ready. That might be all I get.
Oh, I stumbled across this clump of berries earlier today when I was grabbing grass bags to take to the dump. I thought they were wild raspberries. A neighbor told me they were poisonous strawberries. I researched and found they are are called wood strawberries. They are not poisonous and you can eat them but they have no flavor at all. I'm just gonna leave them be.