Okay, so has anyone else considered the irony of the word crop? You crop (cut) your hair, but you grow crops. No wonder our language is so difficult to master. Anyway. here’s my third crop report. Still no “crops” to report, but things are growing.
In the vegetable garden, the okra has popped up:
As have the beans, pumpkins and squash:
The potatoes have sprouted (yes, that’s a joke) and are ready to be mulched again in my experimental “vertical” planting system.
The countdown is on: they should be ready to dig by July.
And I am not sure if this is a cuke or zuke. I planted one at the end of one tomato bed, and the other at the end of the pepper bed.
Ordinarily it wouldn’t matter much but the other one has not sprouted. So do I replant cuke? Or zuke?
This is why we should mark our plants, boys and girls.
In the raised beds, the everbearing strawberries are starting to ripen and I now have little lettuces growing on either side of them.
This bed gets filtered sunlight for most of the morning, which may not be ideal for the berries, but the lettuce will love it.
And last week, we had to imagine the radishes, carrots and onions in this bed. Now if we peer really closely we can see them.
I have a new garden companion. His name is Peter. And he is one fat, furry cottontail.
I watched him waddle through the garden last evening.
Unfortunately, my fat furry dog is too lazy to chase him, so this is what he’s doing to my beans:
Apparently he likes THIS kind of purple bean leaf better than the other purple bean leaf. Hmmm.
So that’s the crop report for this week. In the next week or two we should be seeing bigger plants and maybe even some blooms on the tomatoes and peppers. Maybe.
P.S. After I scheduled this, I stumbled over this blog, which has a side-by-side photo of cuke and zuke seedlings. Guess the sprout is a zuke, and I need to retry the cukes.