What a difference a week makes.

I was away with the family for a week on a nice vacation to Canada. We spent a few days at Niagara Falls and then a few more in Toronto before heading home.  Since this is a garden blog and not a vacation blog, I should get on with talking about the garden.  It was amazing how much everything grew over the past week.  I tried to do a repeat photo capture of the garden like I did just before I left for vacation.  Below are the shots with some comments if I have something to say.

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Sweet potatoes – 1 week later

Glad to see they are still alive and green, not sure how much the plants are supposed to grow by this point though.

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Spill over tomatoes – 1 week later

The Brandy Boy tomato in the foreground is actually liking this location here in the back of the garden.  Maybe it was a good idea to put him back here after all.  Then again, it is getting pretty crowded with the yellow squash right next door.

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Yellow squash – 1 week later

Speaking of the squash, the plants are certainly getting bigger now.  I’m thinking four in this area is probably too much.

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Squash fruit is getting bigger – 1 week later

It is nice to see some fruit growing and I plan to be eating one of these very soon.

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Pea tower is still leaning – 1 week later

Even though I picked all the peas I could before leaving last week, the plant is loaded again.  Hope the family likes peas for the next few meals this week.

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Onions are still a mess – 1 week later

A couple recipes on the menu for this week call for an onion.  I’m going to give one of these from the garden a go and see how they are doing.  They could probably use some space as the year goes on, so getting some out now won’t hurt.

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Cucumbers have started to climb and bloom – 1 week later

I was very happy to see how much the cucumbers have grown.  There are flowers and even a few tiny cucumbers now.

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Pole beans are finally looking better – 1 week later

The green beans are finally starting to really take off.  The leader of the group has out stretched the top of the tower as can be seen below:

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Reach for the stars – 1 week later

This bean has high aspirations.

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Bushy carrots – 1 week later

Not much to say about the carrots.

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Sunflowers – 1 week later

The sunflowers have added a few inches.  I should put a yard stick in the picture to get an idea of how tall they are getting.

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Zucchini – 1 week later

Sure glad I thinned these guys back to just two.

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Baby zukes – 1 week later

I have a skillet with melted butter in this ones future.

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Super Sweet 100 – 1 week later

No huge changes with these.  They are taller and have blooms.

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Romaine Lettuce – 1 week later

I think the romaine is nearing its end.  Looking a little weedy.

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Brandy Boy – 1 week later

Growing well with fruit to boot.  See blurry photo below.

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Tiny Brandy-Boy tomatoes

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Baby Forth of July tomatoes

Not to be outdone, the Forth of July plants also have some small tomatoes.

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Forth of July plants – 1 week later

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Crazy tangle of Lima Beans – 1 week later

I’m afraid of what this will look like in a couple more weeks.

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Zinnias – 1 week later

This on the other hand should start to look wonderful in another couple weeks.  A number of blooms are present and should be full of colors soon.

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Zinnia bud

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Brussels sprouts – 1 week later

Not much to say about the Brussels.  Still growing.

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