Sunday, May 29, 2011

The state of the garden

This is the new garden, which exists mainly because my tomato plants needed fresh soil to keep the blight in check.  The posts you see are there to hold up cages for the tomatoes.  There are only two rows of tomatoes, and the farthest row doesn't have posts and cages yet.  In the foreground, although they don't show up, I have some cantaloupes and sugar baby watermelons just coming up.   Cliff graciously agreed to till this garden for me today, since grass was taking over.


Here's my first tomato, a little larger than a golf ball.  


My stubborn pea vines haven't been very cooperative at hanging on to the wire I placed there for support.  Behind the peas you can see potato vines; today I dug up four potato plants just so we could have some little new potatoes browned in butter to go along with the catfish we had for lunch.  


We'll be eating cabbage before long; you can see the little holes eaten by cabbage moths, and you can also see the powdery Sevin dust I applied to get rid of them.  


The red cabbage is a little behind the other kind, but it's looking good.  


Beets are looking good; I planted a type that is cylindrical, rather than round.  I'm ready for some borscht.  It's been too long!


The largest carrots are about as big around as my pinkie finger, so it won't be long before we're using them.  


Here's the strawberry patch, where I've been spending time every day.  Cliff's sister also has access to the berries.  We're having strawberries on our cereal every morning, and strawberry shortcake for dessert daily.  I've also put several bags in the freezer.  


I'll be glad when I have more energy, and am able to maneuver around the garden without my knee swelling and aching.  

8 comments:

Michaele said...

Oh my gosh! I didn't realize you have such a long growing season there. Looks great!

Hyperblogal said...

I just planted my pots today... just ornamental stuff I have no sun for veggies. Still haven't cleaned the pond. May wait for Labor Day...

Lindie said...

I have tomatoes, peppers, squash and cucumbers growing in pots plus a nice herb garden. Very little sun, too much shade in my yard! My tomatoes are flowering. Squirrels are a big nuisance. I just admire the fact that you are getting around so good.

Sonya said...

Our garden is getting a slow start. I think a too wet and chilly spring. I'm guessing. Might be our gardening skills. LOL

Adirondackcountrygal said...

Your garden looks great Donna, we just got ours in!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I am so happy you and your garden are doing well. We will finally be able to start planting things here. Most gardens have been flooded out. Hope we will dry out some now.The danger of frost is over now too. Happy Memorial Day.

patsy said...

we would take a table fork and poke in the ground near the potato plant and hook new potatoes that way we didn't destroy the plant. we called it graveling potatoes don't know why we called it that .
I grew enought turnips to cook me a meal of them,. I guess it was the rain and cool weather that made them form bulbs. I didn't epect any thing but tops.

TARYTERRE said...

Your garden looks wonderful. Loving those strawberries. When your leg feels better you will be spending more and more time outdoors, I am sure.