Monday, May 9, 2011

Some Hits and Misses...

Ah early May...seeds sprouting...nice weather (if you calls highs of around 90 nice-a little hot for my tastes.)  I wanted to hop in and post a garden update.  I hope to get some work done out there today, either before it hits 90 or after it cools down a little bit.  I have mostly good luck with seed sproutage and have already "thinned the herd" once.  It needs to be done again!
Some things are coming in like gangbusters-for example the zucchini...need to thin these again ASAP.
Other things are struggling-this below photo is the "regular cucumber" cage.  It isn't looking so hot.  It was the first set of seeds I planted around a cage and I think I just dug them too deeply.  I'm actually not a huge fan of regular cucumbers so I am debating planting any more seeds.  I probably shouldn't but I hate having something so bare looking.
The tomatoes are caged and doing well for the most part.
The peppers are coming along nicely too.
The okra is sort of bouncing back from the cold snap.  I'm going to give it til around Wednesday to look really good or it may come out and be replanted.
Finally the green beans, lima beans and pink eyed peas rows are filling in.  I still have a few gaps in the rows but I'm thinking once they are thinned again and continue to come in I should be fine with what I have in each area.
I have a few bare spots and I'm thinking about adding some watermelon, even though I have not had too much luck with them in the past.  The mulching is around 85% complete and I was able to re-use most of the mulch from last year.  In the future though I need to come up with a better process than scraping it all off, putting it in a pile on a tarp and then re-spreading it by the bucketful (whew.)  I have 20 more bags of mulch in the garage from when it was on sale a month or so back and that should complete the mulching (add that to the to-do list this week!)

All in all pretty good progress for only a couple of weeks post planting--


  1. I wish I had the gardening bug because I'd love the fresh veggies. Unfortunately I have a brown thumb that kills everything I try to grow and more importantly, I'm just too darn lazy. Gardening is a lot of work! Kudos to you!

  2. I really love your cuke cage! I may have to give this one a try!