I love to see progress in the garden! There has been much growth since last month and it is exciting to harvest new crops.
The shed bed is growing nicely. Blueberry bushes to the left are adjusting nicely, and the tomatoes hopefully will produce well. I thinned the okra and mulched it with compost. I’m hoping to make lots of my No Slime Okra as a side dish this summer. Patch of bush beans coming along too. Hopefully will be able to harvest bundles of basil again; I love it as homemade pesto. Might try making my own dried Italian spice mix too.
This garden is loving the sunshine. I have a cucumber vine almost to the top of the privacy fence.
Harvested the first tomatoes of the season on May 28, many more behind them.
These Roma tomatoes have a date with spaghetti later. 🙂
I love how the zinnias look around the corn. Knee high by the fourth of July? Ha! I hope to be harvesting by then. Yay for Florida gardening!
My goals for this month:
- Keep up with the weeding. Last year I wrote about why I mulch, and one of the main reasons is to reduce weeding.
- Mulch the weeded areas so I don’t have to weed there again!
- Plant Fordhook lima beans.
- Make some amazing refrigerator pickles!!!!! YAY!! The cucumbers are producing and it is time for pickles!!
Are you ready for a pop quiz?
Which of these zucchini flowers is the boy and which one is the girl? For a hint, you can reference my post on why squash may wrinkle and shrivel up instead of actually producing a squash.
The squash vine borers have shown up already, but I hope I will still get more squash.