Garden status update

An update of where things are in the garden.  Lots of plants growing well and as is typical about this time of the season, a lot of overcrowding.  I really would like to add two more beds and space out some of the plants.  A prime example is the two zucchini plants below.  They really should just be in a bed all to themselves, but instead they are sharing it with two rows of green beans and some planned summer/fall lettuce.

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Two zucchini plants. Lot of plant, so far, no zukes

Carrots are a little bit patchy this year, but the ones that have survived seem to be doing well.

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Carrots

Below is a picture of the only remaining Brandywine tomato that is still in its original planted position.  This guy survived the week or two in the house and the frost after planting.  I transplanted two of the plants to the other bed with the rest of the tomatoes and I ended up pulling a total of three.  This plant has a nice sized green tomato started.  Can’t wait for it to ripen.  Also in the picture is the spinach that finally grew.

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The original, non-transplanted frost surviving tomato

The rest of the five tomatoes are jammed into a bit over half a bed.  I have not done a good job keeping them pruned and trimmed this year.  It is a bit like a tomato wild west out there this year.

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Rest of the five tomato plants

The potato experiment is apparently going well.  The plants are quite large and most have started falling over.  I am worried that the new potatoes will start pushing up through the ground, so I have been thinking of mounding up some dirt around each row to provide them cover.

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Pile of potato plants

With the hot weather and frequent rains, I expect the garden to continue to grow and take off.  I need to make sure I keep my eye on things and try and keep thing under control as best as I can over the next couple weeks.

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