This is year #3 for a vegetable garden, and the garden is having a great year. I spent some time this week pulling out the radish and spinach plants that had gone to seed. Then I picked my first batch of peas and beans, and 2 heads of broccoli! We learned a very important and exciting lesson this year. When a post tropical storm blows through (Arthur) and flattens your corn, (see below) do. not. panic.
It will not only stand back up again…it will thrive!! We are so glad. We planted 2 types of corn this year. Do you see how the corn on the right is so much taller than that on the left? Well, the corn on the left is Indian Corn. I hope it does well, and I am able to use it in my fall decor this year. The corn on the right is regular eating corn.
This is my first year for sunflowers in the garden. The first row are the giant sunflowers. The second row are called “Color Fashion Mixed”. They are much smaller, but beautiful shades of burgundy, rust, and pale yellow. They are already blooming!
There are lots of blossoms in the pumpkin, squash, and gourd patch.
Kale is another first for us this year! It has done very well.
I love broccoli!
We have battled late blight on our tomatoes the past 2 years. So this year we are spraying with copper sulphate every 2 weeks. We are also using Diatomaceous earth on them, and the potatoes in the next row, due to those rotten potato bugs!!!
Aren’t these blossoms pretty. They are on my multiplying onions!
We also planted carrots, parsnip, and romaine lettuce in the garden this year. I used a row for flowers as well, which was new for me this year. I put in some dahlia bulbs, and planted zinnia’s from seed. Both are doing really well. I have no dahlia blossoms yet, but the zinnia’s are starting. Watch for a post soon about my zinnia bed!
What did you plant this year, and how is it growing? I’d love to know!