Saturday, May 19, 2012

Edamame Beans Begin

About 50 Be Sweet 2001 beans were planted about 14 days ago. A new crop for us. We will see how they turn out. Loren loooves them right out of the pods.

Support Poles -Going In!

The bean/melon patch has grown in enough to require some support. Sugar snap peas are being harvested already!

As you can see from the south end of the garden (near neighbor's green car) and moving north (coming towards our driveway) there are two teepees and one grid structure. In theory, the pea/bean vines will come out in time for the melons to reuse the support.
There is still a lot of soil showing and mulch is needed to fill in the walking paths.
Oh yeah - weeding, weeding and more weeding! Come stop by!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day Wish Come True

I just wanted to make some progress this weekend. So Jake took us to a garden store to pick out a few final plants. The kids all got to choose something to contribute (that is another post all together).

To be in the so rewarding! Jake revived the strawberry survivors by weeding and building them up in mounds. During that process we discovered three healthy volunteer tomato plants hiding in the front strawberry section. They were moved to the back yard where Lance decided to begin his first photo-journal session of his own garden. Hilariously creative I might add.

What was installed today?
The last of the bottles for borders. Until more donations come in, that is.

Various 4" potted herbs
(parsley, thyme, chives, savory, sorrel, chamomile)
Fennel and chive seed
4 cantaloupe plants
2 watermelon plants
2 green pepper plants

Here is the technique for installing bottles. Materials required: bottle, mini sledge and a chunk of wood to keep the glass from shattering.

The cilantro and parsley have filled in at the base of the sunflowers.