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Blog entry by littlecope posted 06-25-2014 12:40 AM 1745 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It was a month ago today that I began this latest attempt to bring some food to the table by ‘growing our own’...
Results so far have been Good and Steady Growth… The Weather has been fairly warm during the days (a number of days in the 80’s, but mostly in the 70’s), while the Nights have been fairly cool (upper 40’s to the lower 60’s)
Here was the Garden when it was first planted, and as it appeared first thing this morning…

The Beans are doing wonderfully… Flourishing, one might even say!

We have Radishes poking through here and there, almost ready to harvest…

The Three Tomato Plants are 4 or 5 times the size that they were when they were planted, and all are flowering…

I didn’t take a picture of the Cherry Tomato today, but that has grown too and is still holding the first tomatoes green, waiting for the Really Hot Weather and Sunshine to come and ripen them…
So too, are the Cukes, which haven’t done much but get a little lusher…

The Pepper Plants have their first Flower, a surprisingly pretty little White Bloom!

The two Pumpkin Plants have been fun to watch… They’re very close to their Break-out point, when we’ll have to start training them to grow where they’re wanted; rather than letting them takeover!

And then there are the Sunflowers, one at each corner of the little Garden, to delineate the thing and because they’re Fun!

So anyway, as planned, the project for today was to plant a second row of Beans… Hopefully, this will extend our harvesting time a little…

I considered pulling up all of the Radishes to make more room for Beans, but I’m going to let them go a couple more weeks before they’re pulled… I won’t plant any more Radishes because they get too hot (more like Horseradish) when they’re grown in the real “Dog Days” of Summer…
Other than that, it’s steady as she goes… The Garden has been getting a good soak by Watering Can at least once a day, generally in the Morning when I get Home from Work and before the Sun comes up… We’ve been Rain-less for over a week now but are expecting some Tomorrow… That always makes the Gardener’s Job a lot easier!
It is an on-going Pleasure to watch the Progress of our little Garden and we are looking forward to the rest of the Season! :)
24 June 2014

-- Mike, in Concord, NH - In the Spring, the Rains come, and the Grass grows by itself...



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posted 06-25-2014 10:32 PM

Things are looking GREAT, Mike.

I could use some rain, also.
Although, I hope you don’t get too much rain, as predicted. (deluge)

Good luck, and take care (tonight).

-- Kindman in Rhode Island

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littlecope

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posted 06-26-2014 12:10 AM

That’s very Kind of you Kindman, Thanks!
I just got back from doing an errand, and the Sky was as black as I’ve ever seen it… but there was very little Rain, as yet…
We do have some Thunder rumbling around, we shall see…

Edit: I spoke too soon, it’s raining Cats and Dogs now! :)

-- Mike, in Concord, NH - In the Spring, the Rains come, and the Grass grows by itself...

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posted 06-29-2014 04:20 AM

Everything looks like it is growing wonderfully in your garden. I too enjoy watching the progress of my gardens. After that rainstorm we had, the strawberries have been extra sweet and delicious, our peas are finally producing tender, crisp pods and the tomato plants have about doubled in size. Sunshine, warmth and rain have made this summer perfect for growing fruits and vegetables.

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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littlecope

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posted 06-29-2014 07:56 PM

Thanks RFG, and glad to hear your Garden is doing well too…
The Cukes in mine were kind of in a holding pattern (growing very slowly) until the rains the other night… They’ve doubled in size and are flowering since then!
Ate my first couple of Radishes the other night… :)

-- Mike, in Concord, NH - In the Spring, the Rains come, and the Grass grows by itself...

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