We had another great week of weather here in northeast Ohio, well great weather for the garden. It’s been hot and humid most of the week with a few rain showers, which our plants have loved. Everything has doubled in size again this week; there are blooms on almost every plant.
The zucchini and leek seeds I planted 2 weeks ago popped up through the ground on Monday and have been growing like crazy. The zucchini seeds have already formed little plants but the leeks currently just look like grass.
We have little baby zucchini and spaghetti squash growing already and will probably have cucumbers soon as well.
And the prize jewel of the garden: the corn. Again. It’s growing like crazy! If you look at it in the morning, it will be noticeably bigger by the evening. Once again, who needs GMO crops when organic crops grows like this.
The pickling cucumber plants have taken well to their tepee, they have started to latch on and have big blooms already.
Last year, we didn’t know how large to let them grow. We didn’t figure it out until August, but when they get too big they get bitter. We only ended up buying about 6 jars for canning, so this year we need to buy a lot more. Since I use a ‘quick pickling’ recipe, I like the Weck Mold Jars that you can buy at William-Sonoma, which we will definitely be picking up more of.
The top two pictures here are the tomato plants, which are really doing well. They are getting bigger each day and many of them have blooms.
The bottom two pictures are the green bean plants. There are tiny little flowers and green beans on each plants and they have gotten so big.
Our potatoes and shallots are doing really well too; although the garlic hasn’t made any progress. The pepper plants are also doing pretty well, most of them have blooms and today I found one tiny hot banana pepper!
One thing we didn’t expect, because we have never grown them before, was the spaghetti squash plants to vine. We are definitely glad we gave them some extra room when we plants them.
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