Saturday, April 21, 2012

Garden Update- Two Weeks

Another wonderful update on my backyard garden god of a husband- all the news on our beautiful new garden, as well as some photos of the progress!

Kyle reports: 

Two weeks have passed now, the garden keeps growing and expanding. The growing refers to just about everything in the garden. The vegetables are growing so fast, it is amazing. I expect the cucumbers to start overflowing within a few more weeks. The Patio Tomato in the container has two little green tomatoes coming to life. The growing also refers to the weeds and grasses. This is likely because I only tilled the sod instead of removing it or placing any barrier down before installing the raised beds. To make up for youthful mistakes, I have laid down a layer of newspaper wth a layer of dirt on top. Hopefully, this will keep the grass at bay. The expansion refers to the fourth raised bed built, 7 ft by 1 ft, for the peas and extra plants that need a home. This time, I laid down two layers of cardboard and then installed the raised bed. The peas have a nice trullis built from bamboo, twine and staples. We are not planning any more expansion, but it is great to see the plants grow!

And now for the photo updates:
The new bean & pea trellis set-up, with second half of the bed open for more tomatoes
Deck pots and seedlings, including recently transplanted sunflowers, zinnias and cosmos
First 3'x5' bed with tomatoes, Japanese eggplant, basil and peppers
Second bed with cucumbers, summer squash and zucchini
Third bed with herbs, cantaloupe, and watermelon, and a complete view of the entire garden!

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