Monday, May 21, 2012

How does my garden grow?

 I haven't had tomato plants that look this good in twenty years.  I am scared to death that something will happen to them.  I am still mulching with newspaper, as you can see.  I did this many years ago with great success.    


 Sweet peppers are blooming.  In the foreground, if you look closely you will see beets that I just planted a few days ago.  I really like using a soaker hose rather than the spray-type waterers.  The water goes exactly where I want it, and it doesn't evaporate into the air.  It seeps out so slowly that it doesn't work our well-pump too hard.  


 This picture doesn't seem to show it, but the eggplants are blooming too.


 We'll be eating cabbage from the garden before you know it!


 The same for the green beans.


 See the beans?


 This is my most precocious tomato plant.  It already has three tomatoes on it.


 Isn't it cute?


 This one is about the size of a plum.


In spite of the fact that I haven't watered them, the Asiatic lilies are showing off.

13 comments:

Hyperblogal said...

Careful, excessive use of newspaper may attack book worms.

Adirondackcountrygal said...

Things are looking great! Newspaper does make a great mulch.

Forty Pound Sack said...

Wow, looks great!

krueth said...

Ha ha ha to Hyperblogal...Can't wait to see what's next..LOL Donna, your garden looks fabulous. I finally bought my seeds this weekend and hope to get it planted by the end of Memorial weekend. Cant plant too soon up here in Northern MN or it freezes, ugh! Do you just lay newspapers around your plants, or crunch them around the plants and put dirt over them? Looks interesting and if it will help mine with worms or bugs I want to do that. Wendy

Donna said...

I lay the newspapers on the ground, then hoe enough dirt on top to keep them from blowing away. I put down a fairly thick layer of them. I don't know that it keeps bugs away, but it keeps moisture at the base of the plants.

Helen said...

Your garden looks great. Those tomatoes look so pretty. I sure wish you good luck with them.

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

I loved seeing your garden today. I love fresh green beans almost as much as I love a fresh tomato! It's the time of year that we are just now planting our gardens. It seems we have to wait almost to the end of May before we are frost free. I had to water the other night for the first time in ages. I guess it is dry here too.

patsy said...

what a garden!

Melissa Wiggins said...

Oh! Yummy! Can't wait till you describe the eating! MGW

Cliff said...

good job. You're definitely about 2 weeks ahead of us.

Margaret said...

Amazing garden--you are months ahead of us. :)

Missie said...

It just turned into planting time here in the north east. No garden for us this year. I'm going to miss it.

TARYTERRE said...

You're NOT kidding. Those tomato plants look AMAZING. In fact all of your plants do. You're doing something right. that newspaper idea is very clever. The taste of garden fresh can not be duplicated. ENJOY!