Saturday, April 11, 2015

Garden Update!

So every week I have been trying to take pictures of my garden's progress. It is fun for me to look back and see how much it has grown as well as keep a record of the plants for next time.

The morning after I planted (March 14th): 

 Week 2 (March 22nd): 

 March 27th I noticed my first bud on my squash! 

In 3 more days I noticed another bud popping up! 

Week 3 (April 4th): 
I put a trellis up for my cucumbers since they were getting tall. 

Some of the most fun progress to watch are the cucumbers climbing! The 2 pictures taken below were taken 4 days apart! 

April 4th

After getting the trellis, the cucumbers took off! 

April 8th
Do you see the difference in the height of the left cucumber?! 

The first bud! (April 4th) 

Squash buds!

Another view from week 3

April 7th: squashlings!

Tiny yellow bell peppers!

April 8th

Week 4(April 11th): 

My basil is doing better. 
I sprayed it with vinegar and water mixture to get the pests away. It worked on whatever was chomping at the end of the leaves. I also took off the half eaten leaves, which seemed to help it grow better.  Today I noticed I have a new pest that is making a hole through the leaves. 

Not sure what I am going to do when my climbing friend gets to the top! I am partially hoping they will just climb back down again! 

Mammoth Jalapeno is finally getting into the action!

I've had buds on my grape tomatoes, but now they are actually forming!

Big Bertha Red Bell Peppers are getting along well!

Better Bush tomato plant

You can see the garden a little better from the back angle. 
My grape tomatoes are out of control! :)

My cucumbers are growing SO fast! 
They have grown about a foot in a week!

The newest pest in my garden!
He looks cute, but I just read that grasshoppers can be a nuisance!

If you are wondering if I fertilized my garden, I have only federalized it once, last Saturday. 

Pest issues so far: 
- Strawberries are getting picked of the vine that attaches to the strawberry. It is getting eaten through. I have one quite large strawberry that is growing. If it makes it, it will be our second to eat. 
- Basil is getting eaten first by leaves bit off at the end, like big chunks. I think those have gone away and now it is tiny holes in the leaves. 
- Gnats are super bad around the garden. I do not think they are affecting the garden, but they are annoying to have when you are working out there. 

So in short: a recap!

Week 2: 

Week 3: 

Week 4:

It is such a blessing to be able to grow veggies and go out each day to see the progress! :)