Saturday, July 9, 2011

What a difference a day makes

Or 2 1/2 weeks, to be more exact. This picture was taken on June 21st.

Less than 3 weeks later, here's what I've got now:

All of this was either direct seeded or transplanted 6 weeks ago.  Boy what a little warm weather will do.


Cucumber, dotted with what looks like rust but I can't be sure.  I'm not losing sleep over it.

This is the butternut squash I'm giving a try.  I've never grown it before.  We'll see what I get.

Pole beans are just starting to flower. 

I've got a bunch of Anaheim peppers now, in various stages of maturity:

And my regular bells are producing like crazy too. Though the plants aren't as big aw my anaheims, I've got lots of peppers.

Both my zucchini and Costa Romanesco are flowering and starting to produce.

The only thing that isn't really doing well are these pots.  Not enough heat and sun in this spot.  I won't be moving them, but I will reconsider what I plant in them going forward:

I'm also not terribly happy with the production from these snow peas.  They didn't grow as prolifically as I'd hoped.  I'm not sure if it was the time of year or the couple of heat waves we've had recently, but they will get pulled tomorrow, probably.  I've got succession plantings of zucchini and pole beans I'd rather put there.

And I've also started broccoli and cabbage.  I planted these seeds a week ago then we promptly had a heat wave.  I'm hoping now that temps have cooled down, I'll start seeing some seedlings.

I WAY over-planted the morning glory and discovered that too many seeds in one spot does stunt the growth.  I'm sure the roots are all fighting for space, but I don't really plan to do anything about it.  I'll just note that for next time.  I did get my first flower today, though I don't see many more on the horizon.


  1. It looks amazing. I can't wait to see photos of all the ripe veggies that come out of the garden!


  2. Thanks, Luis! I'm looking forward to that too. I've been envious of all those wonderful veggies you're enjoying down south.