Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Garden Update

The weather has been great.  Yesterday it was cool and rainy!  It’s May and it was cool and rainy!!!  Here’s a quick garden update:DSC_1624_4274The strawberries are really producing well.  They’ve been fed (Dr. Earth), irrigated daily, and are enjoying full sun.  The fruit size is large and well developed.  There is some loss to insects; but no loss to birds.  The scare tape and owl kite seem to be great scarecrows.DSC_1629_4279French Breakfast Radishes were planted among the Lemon Squash on 05/15/10.  They germinated today, 05/18/10.  The purpose of planting them with the squash is to repel pests that could damage the squash.  If anyone is new to gardening with seeds and would like to enjoy fast results, these radishes should do the trick.DSC_1632_4282In the holes of the cinder block that form the raised bed for the peppers, I planted some Borlotto Solista Beans.  They are only planted on the north side of the bed to allow for maximum sun to the peppers.  Al Kuffa tomatoes are also sharing the bed with the soon to be planted peppers.DSC_1614_4263 A few small oranges are hanging on to the Robertson Navel Orange tree.  I thought this tree might be in danger of being lost; but it looks like it is gaining strength and may grow vigorously.  Sadly, the Satsuma Mandarin was pitched into the green waste.  It’s root system was very small and the tree ended with no leaves.

All the tomatoes have been planted (37 plants) with the remaining to be given away.  Four of the tomato plants were auctioned at today’s meeting of the Daughters of the British Empire.DSC_1606_4255 It was a nice day in the garden.

5 comments:

Melissa said...

Maybelline, thanks for your sweet note of encouragement this week! It was just the push I needed. I guess great minds think alike... I posted a garden update this morning, too. Your garden seems to be thriving - congratulations! My strawberries didn't do so well this year. But the tomatoes are faring quite well. Hope you have a great week! : ) Melissa

Erin said...

Your garden looks delicious but what I really came to say was I want to rub that kitty belly! So cute!

MAYBELLINE said...

She is just like a little dog to me. Pumpkin follows me all over the garden; but she rarely lets anyone very close to her.

ameliaknapp said...

You have beautiful pets! The garden's pretty nice, too.

MAYBELLINE said...

Thanks Amelia.