Sunday, April 17, 2011
Weekly Farm Update! 4/17/11
The first shot this week is the white swiss chard that has taken off. Now that I am working and really only water during the week, it gives a chance for everything to grow. I know I say this every week but the salads have been amazing. I had not clipped any lettuce in about a week and picked enough for about 4-5 people. There is still more out there but we'll let it grow.
The weather has warmed up here and not only has the lettuce gone insane. The snow peas have grown to just under 7 feet! That is just massive and thanks to a fellow blogger, The Georgia Home Garden, I now know why the stalks are turning yellow. Turns out I just need more water! I didn't expect the plants to last all season as I know they don't like too much heat and it shows. I will be adjusting and watering more than I have.
This little guy has a few bunches of blooms and keeps growing everyday. I can't wait to see the tomatoes themselves start to form. It may be a while before this happens but it is still like opening a gift on Christmas morning, at least for me. Especially because I don't know what color or shape of tomato this will produce.
I will try to keep these going as long as possible but don't expect it to make it through the entire season. I also have a bush bean that is just under a foot tall and hope that will be a good producer as well.
This concludes this week's update but please tune in next week, around the same tine, for a new update. Thank you and happy gardening!
This week's update in photos is HERE.