Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Vegetables Growing Well!

Here is an updated picture of the garden taken a few days ago.


Since our original posts in early May, we have added and planted two more troughs, for a total of four. In the troughs we are growing:
  • red leaf lettuce
  • green and red romaine lettuce
  • French crisp lettuce
  • oakleaf red saladbowl lettuce
  • spinach
  • early beets
  • radishes
  • carrots (Nantes Half Long)
  • cherry tomatoes
  • roma tomatoes
  • summer squash (yellow)
  • summer squash (green)
  • zucchini (black beauty)
  • acorn squash
  • red beauty sweet peppers
  • a few marigolds for insect control and salad decorations
     

    We're already eating delicious salads from our garden including various lettuces, beet greens, spinach and radish greens.

    In addition to the troughs, we are growing three types of potatoes using the gunny-sack method...


    and strawberries planted in a half-oak-barrel.


    This will be the full extent of our garden for 2011, although we'll rotate in a few new crops in the late summer or early fall. Depending on how it goes this year, we may add two or four more troughs next year. We will definitely want to add peas and beans.

    1 comment:

    Holly Herring said...

    Have you had troubles with rust? I live in AK where it rains a ton, but I love the way these look p!