So it's been a little while since I posted, seeing as with my work hours, I don't get home early enough to photograph while there is decent light.
So I've divided up this post into two sub categories: Last months pictures and this months.
So here is a progress of the raised vegetable bed a month ago. Since my first post I added two tomato plants on either side of the bed (a Red Brandy wine and a Purple Cherokee), both of which were given o me by Chris and Michele. I also planted three cloves of Garlic, I had noticed they were sprouting in our kitchen counter, so I decided to plants them to see what would come of them.
Ok, so over this weekend I finally had time to snap some updates to the garden. Things have certainly starting growing...and some not so much...
Quite a bit has taken off; the Patio tomato plant on the right has grown enormous in comparison to the other Patio tomato plant to the left, which is now dwarfed by the Red Brandy Wine. However, I'm running into a problem where the larger Patio tomato plant is starting to choke the sun out from the Purple Cherokee, as you can see in the image below.
I'm going to have to cut or tie back the Patio tomato plant to give the Purple Cherokee a fighting chance for sun, which is a stark difference to the left side of the bed where the Red Brandy Wine towers over the other Patio Tomato. However, I think the reason for that is that I didn't pick a tomato that it's been putting all of its resources in trying to ripen. The green tomato that I picked off of it was the hardest green tomato I've ever held.
So in other parts of the veggie bed, the Asparagus are going happily, though some smaller then others. Out of the six roots I plants, only four emerged, with two being the biggest (closest to the camera), The smallest, just barely poking out of the soil a hefty 2 inches.
And lastly, the Zucchini and Cucumber. They have remained their same size for the last month, though the Zucchini have begun sprouting flowers.
Hopefully we'll finally get some warmer weather... Next article will focus on Dehydrating herbs, stay tuned...