First to the cucumbers. They're surpassing the trellis in height. I keep winding them through the trellis to the side, but they have a mind of their own and don't care for it. They want to go up, up up!
Can you count the number of cucumbers on these two vines? I picked two of them and three off the bush plants and took them with me to my mother's today. BTW, we made short work of those pickles today as well. They didn't even complain about eating things that don't come from a grocery...well almost. Mom said she wouldn't eat anything with bugs. I hope she didn't read that last post! Regardless, the boy told his grandfather that they were supposed to be a father's day gift for him, but since we ate them all we'll have to figure out something else.
Speaking about cucumbers, I'm convinced the term 'bush' is a misnomer.
The cantaloupe is far exceeding its box. I understand now why they say to grow any vining product up, up, up! Any trellis I'd put on the side of boxes to catch some sun without shading others would only be three foot wide...is it worth it, do you think?
Here's a view from the front. On the far left you can see one zucchini, to the side of it some sweet potatoes that are getting crowded out and behind those another zucchini bush. I had the kids out there yesterday and I lost the girl in between the two beds, the zucchini was too tall.
Here is a picture of the new sweet potatoes in the other corner yard. The UGA extension says to plat sweet potatoes in June, so I'm hoping these will be okay. It's my goal to serve my own sweet potatoes at Thanksgiving.
Here's a close up of the front zucchini. There is a squash in front of it, planted at the same time, that has just never made it. There's another squash in the garden that has also not matched the production of the zucchini bushes.
Here's one of those zucchinis on Sunday that I picked today. It was fat and beautiful.
All of my tomatoes seem to be maturing at the same time. They're all getting that sick yellow/orange color. Usually I take pictures of the ones in pots in the front yard, but these are in the SFG.
Here are those same beans in the SFG already established.
The corn in the containers seems to be growing. I moved these up to the porch for a storm with 45 mph winds that never fruitioned.
So that, my friends is that.
The morning comes early. Sweet gardening dreams.