Preparing our garden
Week by week
Getting ready to put in some mulch. Check out that squash!
Corn's really coming up! Put mulch around all the plants.
You can barely see them, but our tomatoes are really starting to shoot up!
In an effort to save the marigolds we planted in low light, I transplanted them next to the squash and crossed my fingers. See them there on the left?
See that vine taking over the right-hand aisle of the garden? We think it's a pumpkin from our compost. I attempted to move it (along with three friends) to our tree line, but unfortunately none of the plants survived the move. No biggie-- we've got three more volunteers going strong!
Check out that marigold! It looks so happy. :-)
Our first squash flowers!
I planted some marigold and cosmos seeds along the side of this row. Here they come!
And those tomatoes are starting to need the supports we put in. Yay!
Squaaaaaassssssshhhhhhh!!!! And please note the butt squash (no, not buttercorn) to the left.Also, who knew that I'd keep a rosemary plant alive for two weeks?!
Cute little cuke. :-)
On the top is a volunteer from our compost. Any ideas? We were hopeful that it was a pumpkin, but I'm thinking based on this photo that it's a butternut squash.
On the bottom are our first tomatoes! My mouth is already watering for a tomato sandwich....
Yep-- butternut squash it is.
At 0.75", that's the most rain we've seen in our rain gauge in one day since we installed it a few months ago. And our cantaloupe is trying hard to grow!
Now for another round of "Guess the Volunteer." Any ideas? Crossing our fingers for pumpkin. :-)
Our butternut squash was ready, Freddy! We had it on a butternut squash-rosemary pizza the next week. Not our favorite pizza recipe (we like our tomato sauce), but cool to be eating a volunteer vegetable from our compost!
Something -- not sure if it was heat or a pest -- ravaged our cukes and yellow squash.
What we think this one is a volunteer cantaloupe (it's on the same vine as the week 10 mystery volunteer, but that one didn't make it)! Good thing, because the cantaloupe we're raising from seed hasn't started putting out even flowers yet.
Happy pepper flowers!