Sunday, May 30, 2010

End of May Garden Update

Abundant growth!

The tomato plants are producing, and the big sticks (along with some bamboo poles) are holding them up well so far. The hybrids have at least 6 green tomatoes per plant and the heirlooms have about 4 per plant.

A cluster of Big Beef tomatoes.

Swiss chard, carrots, mystery volunteer plant, curly lettuce, buttercrunch lettuce, and spinach. I've enjoyed three batches of steamed and buttered chard, several collections of spinach (for salads and soups), and SO MUCH LETTUCE that I've given away 3 full bags.

Big single zucchini. This thing's leaves are bigger than dinner plates and the leaf stalks are an inch thick. Wow!

4 butternut squash vines (with itty bitty baby butternuts on them!) - they're creeping around the zucchini now and I'm considering putting up a trellis for them to climb.

Cluster of 4 zucchini plants. From all of my plants combined, I collected 6 zucchini for grilling tonight - yippee!

Yellow beans and green beans - these now have baby beans on them.


Charlene said...

Wow, Frances! I had no idea you had such a green thumb. That garden looks so healthy and lush!

Diane said...

The garden looks awesome! Watch out for those zucchini; they will take over!

Katherine T. Lauer said...

Fantastic garden!!!