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