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!