The first few weeks of June the weather has been fantastic for my gardens. This last week has been a bit rough with a little too much rain and not enough sun. I'm hoping to see some more sun in July:)
As you know I have had a square foot garden(my little girl garden) in the back year for 4 years now. This year I started an in ground(big girl) garden in the front of the house. The soil is the same in the back garden but I used the old compost from cow manure for the new front garden. I think that is why the plants have gone insane. I will see how it affects the production.
So…time for some June pictures.
This the top garden on June 10th:
Some changes on June 28. I had to pull out the bans on the left as they did not do well. The lettuce has come to the end of it's life but I did get a lot of lettuce this year:) And the tomatoes and cucumbers are growing:
June 10…Mostly the beans and squash/melon plants:
The back yard garden is doing well. I just have to keep the rabbits out.
Now for the front garden….which is the one I think is on steroids, lol.
Looking at the front of it on June 10:
And June 28:
June 10….lettuce, spinach and tomatoes:
June 28…I pulled up most of the spinach but I still have lettuce and the tomatoes are really growing:
June 10…cucumbers and beans:
And the biggest change of all….the squash and melon plants:
On the right I have a huge pattypan squash, a zucchini and a yellow squash. On the left I have a watermelon, cantaloupe and a mystery squash(I forgot what I planted, lol).
Looking from the bottom up:
I am amazed at the squash. The patty pan and yellow got so big in the front garden that I had to cut one out. I had two plants on one hill for each one. I now have one plant per hill.
The pattypan has grown like crazy in the front garden. Here you can see my hand on one leaf:
So far the differences between my big girl and small girl gardens.
1. The plants are huge in the big garden.
2. I have picked beets, lettuce, spinach, squash, peas and cucumbers from the big garden.
3. I have picked lettuce and spinach from the top garden.
4. The pattypan is huge in the big garden and pretty small in the small garden.
5. The cantaloupe and watermelon are growing about the same.
6. My peppers are much better in the small garden. I think I will lose them in the big garden and I'm not sure why. I think they have too much compost.
This is another year of learning and testing although I think each year I will continue to learn more about gardening. Next year I need to space my plants farther apart and figure a better way of staking things.
That's all for now. It's not raining out so I need to help Mike mow and do the weedeating….then I get to weed the gardens.
Have a great day!!