My peas are flowering!
Here are my pea plants. They’re in rather a sad tangle. I planted a variety that supposedly didn’t need support, but I should’ve run chicken wire on stakes between the rows. I did put in sticks here and there to try to support this mass of vegetation, but it was too little, too late, I think. I’ll know better next year.
My beans sprouted. Here are the best-looking specimens. One of my rows was attacked by slugs and overbearing pea plants and looks rather sad. I replanted a few seeds in that one today.
My holey lettuce. It’s been raining a lot and the slugs have been out in full force. I have been able to harvest a lot of lettuce in spite of the sluggish depradations. More than enough for our admittedly small needs. The kidlings are not especially fond of salad, but lettuce is nice and easy and very gratifying to grow.
One of the very few carrots to survive, in spite of repeated seedings. I have horrible luck with carrots. Any tips?
My one complete and utter failure. This barren patch of earth is supposed to be growing pumpkins. I’ve seeded this area twice and the pumpkins are a no-show. I thought pumpkins were easy kid-friendly plants to grow? Sir I. is taking the disappointment with fortitude.
Today, I transplanted four tomato plants that my friend Emily gave to me. I have two more that ought to be put in the ground soon, but I’ve run out of garden space (unless I give up on the pumpkins). I’m going to buy some containers for them tomorrow. They really are running out of room, poor things.
How are things growing in your gardens?