I have our first official garden update of the season! We planted on May 28th and I took some pictures on June 18th, exactly three weeks later.
Here’s what the garden looked like on the day we planted.
And here’s what it looks like three weeks later!
Just from looking at these pictures, I think the tomatoes (the plants closest to the bottom of the picture) have seen the most growth. The cucumber and zucchini plants are also taking off as well. They’re at the top of the picture, in the back of the garden.
We haven’t harvested anything yet, but are probably getting close to having a cucumber or zucchini will pop up seemingly overnight, as they tend to do!
As you can see above, the zucchini is starting to grow! The “stem” of the flower in the photo is actually the zucchini. All of the buds on the plant (the little oval green things near the blossom) will turn into flowers and grow into zucchini as well!
We also have some cherry tomatoes coming in and they are so fragrant. I love walking up to the garden and just sniffing the tomatoes. I’m sure our neighbors think I’m a little weird 😉
The above photo is the swiss chard. It’s still a little small, and if I pick it, I’d consider it baby swiss chard. Baby swiss chard is sweeter and a lot less bitter than full-grown chard, so I just might have to harvest some this week!
We also have some mini peppers coming in. They’re the multicolored variety, so we’re just waiting for them to turn from green to either orange, red, purple, or yellow.
- We staked the tomatoes with metal poles and elastic cord since they’re more mature and growing so quickly. They were starting to flop over and become unruly before we did this.
- The animal repellant we put down after we noticed rabbits eating the green beans and swiss chard seems to be working well.
I think that’s everything for the first garden update of the season. We are so excited to start harvesting some vegetables soon!
How fun!! It looks like you will have plenty of delicious veggies soon. We wanted to plant a teeny garden this year now that we have a yard but time escaped us. Hopefully next year!!
We are loving our little garden! Just today I picked some cucumbers, zucchini, and one cherry tomato haha. I know what you mean about time getting away from you! Story of my life, haha. I hope you guys get to plant next year. It’s a lot of fun 🙂
Looks great Allie! I love the smell of home-grown tomatoes too. Sooo good! Store-bought ones are never the same.
Thank you so much, Grace! Home-grown tomatoes really are of of the best smells ever!! Store bought don’t even compare!
Love it!! This is the first year in forever that I haven’t planted at least herbs, and I do miss it. I definitely hope to plant a garden next year. Yours looks so great!
I hope you get to plant a garden next year!! I wish I could share some produce with you right now!
Wouldn’t it be fun to be neighbors?!? We could bake cupcakes together. Ha, ha. 🙂 (And yes, I’d definitely enjoy the produce you were sharing… Ha, ha. I love fresh veggies)!
YES! I’d looove that!!
Looks awesome! I thought I was doing well with not killing my basil plant and you’ve got a full blown farm going on haha. Fresh veggies are the best though and next year I’ll probably get a veggie to keep alive too.
Thanks Maureen! I hope your basil plant is doing well and that you do a veggie or two next year! It’s so much fun!
Looking awesome. Thanks for explaining the zucchini plant flower to me. We planted squash this year for the first time and it has a few blossoms and I thought that was the veggie but I wasn’t sure!
Thanks, Amy!! I’m glad my explanation of the zucchini plant flowering helped! I wasn’t sure if I made any sense, haha. I hope you guys got some zucchini!!
Oh my goodness, Allie!!! This is amazing! You guys amaze me- cannot wait to see the pickings. I’m shocked at how quickly this is all growing too! How fun 🙂
Aww, thank you so much Mackenzie! I’m excited to post more about our harvests! We just got some cucumbers and zucchini and one tomato today!
It’s growing so well already! Well done, friend!
Yay! Thanks so much, Rach!
they are growing so good
Thank you, Josiah! Hopefully I’ll have some veggies to bring to church soon!