Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Sun Works Wonders

It's amazing what just two days of sun and warmth at night will do for your plants. I took these pictures this weekend and even since then you can tell the incredible growth. This is the zucchini bed and you can see the squash in the bed to the left. All plants are about 50% larger today than they were Saturday. I even have the smallest hints of flowers already. Hopefully we can beat out some SVB.
This is the original corner yard from the back end of the additional two boxes I built last year. Things are green, but still small. The only things we're harvesting now is lettuce, spinach and onions. We're doing it daily, however, which is nice.

This is the original corner yard from the vantage point of the fence line. You can see the colorful lettuce bed. It looks and tastes fantastic. I have seeds for what is supposed to be a heat resistant spinach. I may try some this year, but I do wonder how heat resistant is heat resistant for the GA summer....

This is the cabbage bed. To the left of the cabbage is bush beans which haven't come up yet. Along the trellis line are asparagus beans and cucumbers. I can't wait!! I moved the cucumbers back here to this bed since last year they produced not a single good cucumber while in the new beds.

So that's it! We're supposed to get another round of storms through here tomorrow. Hopefully they won't be too bad.


The morning comes early. Sweet gardening dreams.

11 comments:

  1. Looks really good! Storms are pounding us here as I type.

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  2. I'm jealous. You have big plants and real crops, while I only have seeds and seedlings. But I still love you.

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  3. I'm with Granny! I want some beautiful large plants like that too!

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  4. Dang....your squash is much bigger than mine already. I sure hope we can avert the SVB....

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  5. I tried some "heat loving" spinach last year and it was miserable LOL but this year I'm trying another variety that claims it is - part of me laughs but the other part wants so desperately to say "Eureka!" I won't have my cucumbers and squashy stuff in for awhile yet since I need the bed space to open up but I do fear the SVB too!

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  6. Yup, I am with Granny. I have only seeds and seedlings under the lights or in progress of hardening off here as well. It is so nice to see some legitimate garden growth. I do hope that you are able to thwart the evil SVB.

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  7. Your garden is looking amazing!!

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  8. Beautiful! Your beds look so neat and tidy. I haven't even started my summer squash yet and already you have some in. Amazing.

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  9. Awesome garden, what part of GA you in? I am in middle GA and I agree with others, my squash and zucchini are not near as large as yours. I start everything from seeds, so mine are quite small too as they have only been in ground a few weeks.

    georgiahomegarden.blogspot.com is my site, feel free to check out.

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  10. Things are looking good. My spinach showed amazing growth when we got two days of rain and cold. I'm guessing they will start to bolt when we get the first heat spell.

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