Since I didn't grow much of a cool season crop early this spring, it's been kinda tough watching everyone else getting to participate in Daphne's weekly harvest Monday. Sure, I grew a little bit of lettuce and onions, but my main focus went into the warm season garden this year.
Well, thanks to being able to get a jump on things, my harvest fortune is about to change! Yeehaw!
Photo below - these are straight eight cucumbers being grown in the 34 gallon swc, and should be ready to pick in about a week, I figure. The vines of the 12 total plants in it have climbed the trellis very well - reaching at least 5-6 feet so far. Blooms are all over the vines, and bees can be seen visiting them.
Photo below - the corn growing in swc's has reached about 7-8 feet tall now, and definitely is a sight to see. Since several ears are forming, I gave it a little boost by pouring 2 gallons of Miracle Gro soluble fertilizer into the reservoirs. I counted as least 16 ears forming on Saturday, and will keep an eye out for more.
Photo below - oh yeah....and one stalk has 2 ears on it. Man, that's a first for me! Maybe several more will do the same - as that would be sweet!
Photo below - the other day, Cynthia asked me how my sweet potatoes were doing....Well, here they are, and as you can see - they're doing quite well. The one on the left is the only slip that was grown from the potato started back in March, and slips from the other plants have now joined it. I sure hope they perform as well as last year, and anticipate at least 30 lbs this time. Although I can't seem to grow irish potatoes for nothing, sweet potatoes are no problem at all. These will be sprayed with spectracide throughout the growing season, as we certainly wouldn't want any bad bugs to mess things up....
In other news, there's no way I can show pictures of everything in the garden, because there's just too much out there. Of course i'll show the majority of stuff on a weekly basis, and will occasionally update you on things not frequently covered. As you can imagine, a few things aren't faring too well, and i'm probably gonna dedicate an entire post to current problems. However, it will probably be after i'm sure those particular plants don't make it.
Take care, and happy gardening!