Tuesday, June 01, 2010

How does your garden grow?

Very well, thank you.

My friend Kelly asked to see pictures of my garden, so I thought I'd share them here. It's easier to load lots of pictures here than to post them on Facebook....plus my FB profile pulls my blog posts so it's win-win.

April 17th, I planted my raspberries and then on the 19th, I planted the peas between the rows of berries. This will work for me this year, but not in years to come because the berries will be too tall and pokey. :) I have 3 rows of snap peas and 3 rows of snow peas, each are about 8 feet long.
April 30th, the potatoes went in. This is the first year I've ever done potatoes, so we'll see how it goes. I may skip these in future years to have room for my peas, but we'll see. Dotted among the potatoes, I planted broccoli. 10 plants went in, but ole Mother Nature was hard on a few of them and I now have 8 plants. This day I also planted about 80 yellow onions.

May 16th the rest of the garden went in. This includes:
*15 rows of corn (2 varieties)
*5 rows of green beans (2 varieties)
*3 packets (2 varieties) carrots
*3 cucumber plants
*2 pumpkin plants (which are flowering already?!)
*2 watermelon plants
*80 red onions
*3 jalapeno plants
*10 roma, 3 cherry and 7 slicing tomato plants (That's 20 tomatoes....those of you that live close, be prepared to receive tomatoes, lol!!)
*3 celery plants
*and a cabbage that is Rugby's project for school.

Tim made me a trellis (well, one for each row) for the peas and they are climbing that pretty well. I still need to do some training there.

We have a trellis built with 2x4's and chicken wire for the cucumbers to climb, but he needs to put stakes in yet to hold it up. The tomatoes are going to be staked on broom sticks or trained around twine on a wooden frame...we'll see. We need to plan that yet.

And the most exciting news? I have baby peaches on my tree!! They are about the size of cherries right now, but this summer I WILL HAVE PEACHES!! YAY!!

So, that's how my garden is doing. How about yours?


  1. Love the garden Jess, but you know what it is missing? Landscape fabric between the the rows! :) Tim did a nice job on the pea trelis. Thanks for sharing, Kelly

  2. Looks GREAT Jess! So jealous!

  3. I'm loving your garden. What's the size?

  4. I think it's 25'x30'. That's a WHOLE lot of weeds to pull! :) Thanks for stopping by!

  5. I have been researching trellis designs for our garden this summer and I was wondering, it looks like you have some plants underneath the trellis? Is this true and how did they go?

    1. Sorry it took me so long to reply. Yes, there were peas on the trellis and it worked wonderfully. My trellis didn't hold up for a second year, but it worked great for the one year. This year I have a conduit frame with chicken wire for a trellis and am hoping that that goes better.


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