Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Thursday, May 17, 2012

I feel sure the veggie garden will produce well this year

The weather has been fabulous and I have finally found the time to get out and get some more done in the vegetable garden. I pulled more weeds, added some good all purpose fertilizer to the raised beds and bought a few more veggie starts.

The four tomatoes planted within the 'walls of water' earlier this month, are coming along very nicely. I also decided to try growing a couple of sweet peppers within the 'walls of water' as they need plenty of heat to do much good.

Yes indeed, those are flowers on the tomato plant.

There is one tiny bud on the sweet pepper. I hope to have many more delicious peppers.
In this bed, is Swiss chard, teggia bush beans, blue lake pole beans, a couple of crookneck summer squash, a zucchini, and one stray strawberry plant.

The peas, lettuce and spinach planted within a recycled car tire, are all growing extremely well. In fact I will plucking a few lettuce and spinach leaves for a salad tomorrow.

It looks as though this year I will have a very good crop of strawberries. I can hardly wait to taste a sweet juicy strawberry. I should know better than to buy strawberries as I know they are usually tasteless, and once again I was proved right when I tasted some store bought berries last week. When will I ever learn? *chuckle*
 One more recycled car tire is home to red and golden beets with a few basil seeds tossed in the center.
I think I am going to rest for a day, then decide what else to plant.


Lona said...

Hi Jennifer. Your tomato and pepper plants look good. And so many blooms on the strawberries. One of my favorite fruits. The garden looks great. Have a wonderful weekend.

Keith, aka Bricky said...

Love your garden, Jennifer. The "walls of water" seem a like a great idea. I've been watching the local garden shops since I first saw them described on North American blogs etc some time ago but they don't seem to have made an appearance here yet - possibly because there may not be much demand in the warmer north of NZ where the bulk of the population is.

Garden Centre Ashby-de-la-Zouch said...

That thing is serious! I would put it smack into the middle of my edibles garden so there would be some structure there instead of just a big odd space! Gosh, it's really beautiful.

Anne H said...

Great article, like always! I am very much impressed with your work..

cherry said...

Miss Jennifer I love your idea of using the tire I am going to have to steal that idea for next year..
looking good !
hugs, Cherry