I'm a brand new gardener, so bear with me please!! Thank you!
Overall, I'm pleased with how easy it's been to grow most of what we planted in our community garden plot. Our strawberries grew like weeds and we got a ton of really bright red and sweet berries already. And our lettuce makes the BEST salads I have ever had. From what I hear, these are super easy to grow and I didn't have to do much with them.
First thing has to do with my bell pepper plant. It's not dead or wilting or anything like that, but it...just...isn't growing. The weather has been very wet and not as warm as it should be in June/July (although warm weather is coming), but the other plants don't seem to bothered by this. Any ideas why might be going on? I don't even know where to start in terms of figuring out what I'm doing or not doing right. lol
Second are my cucumbers. I have the regular cucumber variety (I don't remember the name...but you know...the long green kind...lol) plant and then a lemon cucumber plant. They are growing fast and I'm seeing baby fruits on them, but the not-lemon cucumber plant's leaves are being chewed on something fierce while the lemon cucumber's leaves are being left alone. They are right next to each other...so I'm not sure what might be going on there. Any ideas? It doesn't seem to be slowing it down any, so should I be concerned?
Third are my pumpkins. I got two starters, and looking back on it now, I could have done with just one. There is one that is growing like a maniac, while the other is growing more moderately. I've realized that my small plot can't just have these rude pumpkin vines growing all over the place, that they need to be managed. So how do I manage these guys? Should I make them try growing up instead of out?? Should I get rid of one of them? Or try digging them up and putting them somewhere else? I want pumpkins this year, but I would like to have some semblance of order. LOL
That's it for now. Thank you SO MUCH in advance for your patience, and hopefully some ideas about my questions.