As the Garden Grows

Things are looking pretty good here this spring!  A few days from now it will be the first day of summer.  Contrary to the old adage, however, I do not think my corn will be knee high within two weeks.  In fact I was looking at some pictures from May of last year, and my garden is almost exactly a month behind in growth.  I simply could not plant until later because of the cold, wet spring we had here in Maine.

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The only plants I am worried about at this point are our peppers which look healthy but haven’t really grown at all.  Our potatoes are absolutely flourishing, they first appeared only a week and a half ago and already they’re the bushiest plants in the garden.  I even had four potato plants pop up in the spot I had them planted last year!

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But while the main bed is looking good, it’s the upper pumpkin patch which is really shining.  Everything is up and growing heartily.  I’ve planted so many of each type I have up there, I feel we will be overrun when they start to produce.  The upper bed gets better sunlight although when it rains it does hold the water more.  One thing I like about it compared to the main garden is that it’s not on a slope, so I’m not compensating for that when plotting out where everything goes.

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And so far no signs of bugs or pests (touch wood).  The only thing making holes in my plants are the occasional chicken beaks.  I have seen a few of the huge, brown moths which mother the tomato horn worm, so I am inspecting each tomato daily for any signs of worms or eggs.


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