This year, we’ve already had a few garden issues to try and overcome. After enlarging the entire area and adding a few new beds, we were left with a garden that looked like this:
Then, we had an encounter with Yard Bird.
For some reason, the three tomato plants we planted a few weeks ago got really wilted and the leaves were really curled up. So we dug those up and moved them (in case they weren’t quite dead) over by the house.
So far, they still aren’t looking good…
But do still seem to be alive… For what it’s worth…
Then, we added a couple new plants in hopes of better luck.
The eggplants and cucumbers are already going a mile a minutes, which is crazy because we actually even planting more this year…for some crazy reason. I guess I like feeling like I’m living in cucumbers up to my eyeballs. Maybe if the kitchen still isn’t done by the time we start harvesting, we’ll eat them raw for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The beans and peas are also looking good.
I’ve never grown peas before, but it’s fun to see them climbing up the little support we made them.
The peppers also look pretty good, although they’ve had a pretty slow start.
And the blueberries look good.
But the raspberries haven’t even hinted at blooming. Not sure what’s going on there.
Of course, the main issue is the squash and zucchini. Since we lost them (twice) last year, I’ve been working on some sort of crazy solution to the dreaded squash vine borers. So far, the best solution we’ve found has been to pick off all the individual eggs the stupid moth is laying.
This is not a fun task, Wyatt hates it. You can see the tiny little egg next to my thumb, in the bag below.
Fun stuff, I’m telling you, but so far, everything is looking good, and I keep telling Wyatt it will be worth it if we end up with lots of delicious zucchini!
So, there’s our garden update, what can you tell me about anything you’re growing this year. Any potted herbs? Any gardens out there? I’d love to hear your tips and tricks!