Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Garden Saga Continues

"Gardening requires lots of water -- most of it in the form of perspiration." -Lou Erickson
I spent about five hours in the garden today, which added about five years to my back.

It's coming along well. The good news is that everything that came up is growing much faster than we anticipated. The bad news is that we had quite a bit that didn't come up, and all our tomatoes died.

Today I weeded, then replanted the tomatoes, as well as all the gaps in everything else.

The corn, spinach, and carrots did pretty well, with just a few gaps. The squash -- the cockroach of garden plants -- is thriving as expected. The lettuce had some pretty big gaps. Only one plant of each came up on the bean, broccoli, watermelon, and cucumber. Only a handful of peas came up, and hardly any green onions.

Luckily, we have a long growing season, so everything should be fine.

And here's the best news: We ate our first harvest last week -- cilantro that we put in pico de gallo. So I guess that makes us official.


Judy Francisco said...

It's a beautiful garden! I'm so proud! Go pioneers!

Rhyetta Musser said...

Wow, the garden looks awesome! Way to go!