Update on straw bale garden; the peas have started sprouting along the soil mound on top of the first two straw bales.
The tomato plants had to be replaced as previously mentioned. The seedlings planted in the next straw bales have grown and are now producing all kinds of flowers.
This afternoon, I needed to place chairs up against the fence to prevent the winds from breaking these tomato plants. I’m thinking of placing a piece of plywood along the fence line to prevent wind damage.
My lettuce (several varieties) and spinach (several varieties) have taken off nicely.
The green beans are branching out of the ground at different stages. I have three rows planted up against this string trellis.
All the strawberry plants are blooming, I’m hoping for all kinds of strawberries this year. We are low on frozen strawberries and homemade jam.
This year I decided to try growing rutabaga, here are a few popping out of the ground. I didn’t plant many seeds because not all of us here on the property enjoy eating rutabaga.
I started cauliflower from seeds again this year; it’s actually growing, unlike last year. Hopefully, the critters will leave these seedlings alone.
Here are a few leaves of Swiss chard coming up from seeds.
Most of my herbs were started from seeds; I still have them inside the greenhouse. I’m looking forward to transplanting them in a large garden bucket in the next couple of days.
I also have another tray of peppers and tomatoes which need transplanting in the garden beds.
Little Beans is in a hurry to get into the house, he heard Poppy pull up in the truck from work, and he’s getting impatient at the back door for me to open it up for him.
How are your garden beds coming along?