dtlove129
Senior Member
Posts: 293
Joined: Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:04 pm
Location: Decatur, IL

Garden update pics new pics 6/19/12

Corn starting to tassel [img]https://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u456/dtlove129/photobucket-1280-1339503849083.jpg[/img]

Baby green tomatoes on the early girl and brandywines [img]https://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u456/dtlove129/photobucket-1697-1339503849581.jpg[/img]

Some broccoli heads, have harvested 5 of them [img]https://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u456/dtlove129/photobucket-1354-1339503848586.jpg[/img]

Tomatoes, peppers and beans [img]https://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u456/dtlove129/photobucket-1272-1339503846329.jpg[/img]

The okra that went in last minutes [img]https://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u456/dtlove129/photobucket-1795-1339503846885.jpg[/img]

Giant pumpkin up front, couple of smaller pumpkins to the left and in the back spaghetti and butternut squashes making

[img]https://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u456/dtlove129/photobucket-1108-1339503843777.jpg[/img]

Will harvest the first zuchinni this week, and baby cukes galore.

[img]https://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u456/dtlove129/photobucket-1286-1339503842224.jpg[/img]

See the baby yellow wax or pickin and grinnin green bean [img]https://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u456/dtlove129/photobucket-1172-1339503841937.jpg[/img]

I typically take pics of my garden every Tuesday. This morning and things jump in a week:

Beans will be picking by the weekend:
[img]https://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u456/dtlove129/photobucket-1473-1340107386673.jpg[/img]

Picking corn soon:
[img]https://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u456/dtlove129/photobucket-40718-1340107385532.jpg[/img]

Several green tomatoes on all 3 types (brandywine, rutgers, and early girl):
[img]https://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u456/dtlove129/photobucket-47580-1340107384990.jpg[/img]

Giant pumpkin is taking over, couple of hills of smaller pumpkins and in the back you have both spaghetti and butternutt squash:
[img]https://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u456/dtlove129/photobucket-47982-1340107383368.jpg[/img]

First butternutt: [img]https://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u456/dtlove129/photobucket-44704-1340107381923.jpg[/img]

Largest spaghetti:
[img]https://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u456/dtlove129/photobucket-47995-1340107381408.jpg[/img]

Peppers since there was a thread yesterday with everyone talking about them being slow this year and mine are too:
[img]https://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u456/dtlove129/photobucket-45600-1340107380825.jpg[/img]
[img]https://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u456/dtlove129/photobucket-45280-1340107376870.jpg[/img]

Zuchinni and cukes from the front:
[img]https://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u456/dtlove129/photobucket-44589-1340107379052.jpg[/img]

Back:
[img]https://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u456/dtlove129/photobucket-39687-1340107377946.jpg[/img]

Broccoli heads were huge this year:
[img]https://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u456/dtlove129/broccoli.jpg[/img]
Last edited by dtlove129 on Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:10 pm, edited 1 time in total.
John
2nd year gardner

User avatar
rainbowgardener
Super Green Thumb
Posts: 25303
Joined: Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:04 pm
Location: TN/GA 7b

Looking great! Beautiful garden...
Twitter account I manage for local Sierra Club: https://twitter.com/CherokeeGroupSC Facebook page I manage for them: https://www.facebook.com/groups/65310596576/ Come and find me and lots of great information, inspiration

User avatar
jal_ut
Super Green Thumb
Posts: 7480
Joined: Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:20 am
Location: Northern Utah Zone 5

Wow! Looking good. You are so far ahead of me. My first corn is 8 inches tall and the squash are about in the second leaf stage. The cukes are still in the coteledon stage and they are yellow. They didn't like the frosty nights.
Gardening at 5000 feet elevation, zone 4/5 Northern Utah, Frost free from May 25 to September 8 +/-

dtlove129
Senior Member
Posts: 293
Joined: Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:04 pm
Location: Decatur, IL

Thanks guys! Hey, I'm learning on here haha, and James I didn't have frost last week so I'm suppose to be ahead. I got lucky when I decided to put that corn out almost a month ahead of our schedule and it was still in seed when we had our freeze come through. If the freeze had been 5 days later it would have bitten all of my little corn seedlings. I need to get out there and clean the okra and a few weeds around the pumpkins, but besides that pretty happy.

I cannot keep weeds down in my onions because I planted them so thick. I do pull some by hands when I'm bored and just out there and see something that is getting large.
John
2nd year gardner

cwayland
Full Member
Posts: 22
Joined: Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:32 pm
Location: Charlotte, NC

Holy moly. That is some garden for being a 2nd year gardner. It looks great. Do you sell at farmer's markets (I assume so) or is that for home use?

dtlove129
Senior Member
Posts: 293
Joined: Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:04 pm
Location: Decatur, IL

Thanks cway.I'm 2nd year but I have grown up working in my dads gardens so I'm use to the work that goes with a bigger garden. No selling it. Wife and I eat what is in, make salsa, make pickles, and freeze some beans and corn and give extra stuff away. I use to sell sweet corn when I was a kid though. Ooh and last year had the same amount of Coreen but only ate 2 five gallon buckets because the coons ate well. Hoping the new electric fence will help that this year when the corn starts producing ears.
John
2nd year gardner

User avatar
RogueRose
Green Thumb
Posts: 563
Joined: Wed May 18, 2011 8:28 pm
Location: Buffalo, NY

Looking lovely!

dtlove129
Senior Member
Posts: 293
Joined: Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:04 pm
Location: Decatur, IL

Updated with pictures from this week (today).
John
2nd year gardner

barrelslime
Full Member
Posts: 51
Joined: Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:37 pm
Location: St. Louis Metro, IL

Beautiful, just beautiful. 8)
" Let us endeavor so to live, that when we come to die, even the undertaker will be sorry." Mark Twain

Northernfox
Greener Thumb
Posts: 870
Joined: Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:07 am
Location: Fort Saskatchewan Alberta
Contact: Website

Wow I am a second year gardener as well.... Or nearly as advanced :) then again I grew up in the Arctic.

I am excited all of my plants are quite a bit fourth behind :)
Stephen

estorms
Senior Member
Posts: 263
Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:04 pm
Location: Greenfield Township, PA

That's a beautiful garden!

dtlove129
Senior Member
Posts: 293
Joined: Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:04 pm
Location: Decatur, IL

Thanks everyone!
John
2nd year gardner

estorms
Senior Member
Posts: 263
Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:04 pm
Location: Greenfield Township, PA

I'm jealous. I have my second garden in this area. We had a warm April, then a cold, wet Spring. My Roma tomatoes are blighted, most of the beans and sugar snap peas didn't come up, all the squash, cantelope, and watermelon are up, but not doing anything. They are just sitting there. My pole beans are sort of curled up, but I never grew any before, that might be what they look like. I had a soil test done last fall and put on everything it called for. My soil seems to be very poor, almost sterile looking.
Something ate every single strawberry, even the green ones. I had netting over them. I get tangled up everytime I walk through, but something got in and out without a problem. The apple trees budded early and then lost all the buds to a heavy frost. Today, I pulled out all the blighted Roma tomatoes and bought Early Girls. I hope thehy have time to bear. The replacements are quite large and have little green tomatoes on them. Last week in was in the low sixties, today it is in the 90's. Do you think everything will start to grow when it stays warm?

dtlove129
Senior Member
Posts: 293
Joined: Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:04 pm
Location: Decatur, IL

estorms, I think you are correct. Just about everything you mentioned wants warmer weather to grow. You can see a huge difference in my garden from 2 or 3 weeks ago. We were in the 50 and 60's every night, and now that we are in the 70's at night and 90s during the day everything has just jumped.

My dad has always said that things grow more at night after the night time temps get on up there.
John
2nd year gardner

User avatar
IndyGerdener
Green Thumb
Posts: 392
Joined: Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:32 pm
Location: Greenwood, Indiana

I love your set-up. I wish my garden was a bit bigger. I am completely jealous.

Have you found the need for the baskets around your peppers?

dtlove129
Senior Member
Posts: 293
Joined: Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:04 pm
Location: Decatur, IL

Thanks. My dad said he wouldn't even have a backyard if he had this Central Illinois dirt.

Hmm, well I caged them last year and I put out more this year, but used the florida weave on the maters so I had the cages and figured I would use them. It couldn't hurt, plus it gets pretty windy up here and figured they would help on those days/nights.
John
2nd year gardner

User avatar
IndyGerdener
Green Thumb
Posts: 392
Joined: Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:32 pm
Location: Greenwood, Indiana

oh, I agree, I may have to add some to my garden if they get a little top heavy

Return to “Vegetable Gardening Forum”