Vegetable Garden May 17, 2010

It took some time (a helluva lot of time), spray paint and dirt moving, but all of my vegetables are now planted in their permanent homes.  Some of the plants have been showing some signs of stress lately due to needing to be planted, but all in all they all have fared well and they seem to like their final homes.  Except for my Golden Midget watermelons.  The two survivors tried their damnedest to hold on, but they just didn’t make it.  My cucumbers are looking a little frail currently, and I lost a couple of plants due to the late frost that we had about a month ago.  And some of the plants did sustain damage to some leaves, but otherwise look healthy.

My gandules and Puerto Rican veggies indoors passing through the windy ass storm. In May. The weather has been so strange this season.

The culantro. Which my Lita calls "hijo de puta" due to their amazing ability to just all of the sudden die. They are being carefully babysat still in their Jiffy pots.

In an effort to be water efficient and able to leave for a week during the summer (and not have everything die), I installed drip irrigation throughout the vegetable garden.  It was a fun, relatively simple process, but it really deserves its own post.

The romanesco thriving.

In a day or two I plan on starting my succession plantings and following up every couple of weeks with another one (mostly carrots and beans).  This way I can have a continuous supply of these veggies throughout the summer and fall.  I don’t have to succession plant my tomatoes, peppers or eggplants, because most of the varieties that I planted are indeterminate, so they will continue to grow and produce throughout the season until the first frost.

The first melon blossom on the "Haogen" variety.

The awesome foliage of "Moon & Stars, Van Doren strain" of watermelon. Notice the numerous "Stars", I couldn't find any large "Moon" splotches though.

I’m really going to try to keep better track of the veggies in the coming weeks- but I have been so busy lately with work, the garden and house stuff that it has been next to impossible.

Hella zucchini squash blossoms!

17 varieties of tomatoes! Went just a little "Mater Crazy"

I will leave you with what will be a weekly picture from my patio:

May 17, 2010

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2 Responses

  1. You are off to a great start. Looking forward to watching it grow.

    • Thanks! Let’s hope that it grows well with the weird weather we have been having in Sacramento!

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