We have 4 types of beans growing, Blue Lake pole & bush, and then thanks to Tipper at Blind Pig and the Acorn we are testing Greasy Cut short pole beans and an heirloom Strike Snap bush bean (more about those two in another post). Today I discovered that we have our very first bean (I didn't even realize it until I put this picture of what I thought was going to show you bean flowers and voila! a Blue Lake pole bean)!
The squash is also growing very well, especially the seeds planted in the new area of the garden (it didn't get any of our winter TLC or horse manure) but we used our compost to plant with. The squash in that section has many flower buds, and though the row in the older section of the garden are doing well, they are not nearly as big nor with as many flower buds.
Funny thing, because we used compost we also have some surprises sprouting. I'm not sure what this is, we think it may be cantaloupe...
The 3 pictures below are from the older section of the garden...the first one is squash, lettuce (doing OK, only a few have actually grown well, but we have lettuce!) and the 2 types of beans I got from Tipper, which are doing well. To the right of the beans are spinach and broccoli, each only having one or two sprouts and are struggling to grow...didn't have success with either of those last year either!
True Potato Fruit Seeds and am waiting to transplant them, but we have 2 potato plants that sprouted from what we believe are seeds left in the ground from last year.
All in all, we are happy with our progress. To keep things moving in the right direction, we spent time weeding and building rustic bean poles and the typical tomato stakes. We made the bean poles out of sticks and twine, (a little difficult to see here)...the beans need something to send their runners on to.
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Digging in the dirt is so relaxing for me and I honestly feel proud when I carry my little harvesting basket to the garden to pick tomatoes ~ that's all we have this year but nothing can compare ... gardens are sometimes like that watched pot on the stove ~ leave them alone a bit and they do amazingly!!
Great garden update...we don't have a garden, but our bromes are doing very well...the last few days, we are being inundated with drenching rains. Can't wait to see a full day of sun again! Hugs!
I agree Judy, nothing like that harvesting basket filled with fresh goodies from your garden! Thanks for visiting:)
Glad to hear your bromes are doing well, let's hope the rains stop soon, I know what you mean about looking forward to the suns rays! Hugs back
Your garden is looking amazing! I love the surprises from the compost!...They usually are growing though right next to something I planted and squeezing that out! :-( I had a battle with ants for a while. The same thing happened last year, and they ruined my corn. Now, I am hoping we do have corn in spite of the damage they managed to do this year before I eradicated them. I have cantaloupe about ready to harvest, and I already dug the potatoes. My first time ever growing them! Once things recover more from the ant onslaught and some of my smaller plants get bigger too, I will do another garden post. It was fun seeing yours today!
Thanks Marie, we are very happy with it's progress:) I know what you mean about surprise plants squeezing things out, I just don't have the heart to pull the surprises out!
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