How Does My Garden Grows? ~Part Three (pic heavy)

Posted May 30, 2016 by Stormi in Memes / 9 Comments

Garden-Grow1-300x300This is my attempt to grow fresh veggies so I can freeze and can some for the winter so that I don’t have to spend a lot of money on it as trying to be healthy is expensive! Last year was my first attempt and it didn’t go real well so I am hoping this years will go better.

This week in the Garden:

Okay so I officially got all my plants out in the garden. I had to giveaway a lot of plants to my cousin and brother so I didn’t just let a lot of seedlings go to waste as I got a bit carried away with my greenhouse seeding…lol.

I don’t know if it’s a bad year for seeds or if I got a bad batch but I haven’t gotten any lettuce to come up and verily any spinach, no carrots and only one beet…so boo. Other than that everything seems to be doing fairly well…at least I think…lol.


Sort of an overall view of my garden. (see those spaghetti squash there in the middle…lol.)

Before I left to go to Chicago I pretty much planted everything I had and hoped that the storms didn’t kill them. So I was really amazed at the growth of my little plants when I got back home and they have continued to grow up big and strong. 🙂

My spaghetti squash is overtaking my box that it is in and I had to just let it run over the box and onto the ground and it has some pretty yellow flowers so I have high hopes for some good squash from it. My zuchinni is doing well though it has powdered mildew and I can’t seem to get rid of it. 🙁 Not had that happen before. My cucumber plants are still a bit small but they are vining out so I have hopes for them.

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Potatoes                                          spaghetti squash                      Zucchini 

My potatoes are doing well and it’s the first time I ever tried planting potatoes so I am excited to see what happens. I am disappointed that only one pea plant came up, but I got about six green bean plants.

My tomato plants are doing well but you can see a big difference in dads store bought tomato plants and my start from seed plants but they are growing really well now. 🙂

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Tomato plant from seed         Dad’s tom plant he bought         Dad’s pepper plant he bought and the little one is mine…lol.

My onions got off to a slow start and I was afraid they were not going to do anything then all of a sudden I started seeing some come out of the ground and now I have about ten yellow onion plants and 6 red onion, better than I thought I was going to get. 🙂

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  Onions and one beet           Cabbage                                         Broccoli or Cauliflower can’t remember

My cabbage and cauliflower are doing pretty good. I was pretty worried about those little plants but they are doing better than expected. Fingers crossed something gets produced…lol.

I planted asparagus and if anyone one has ever done this and knows about it please tell me if they are suppose to do this…lol. I almost didn’t think they were going to even happen then a week ago I noticed something that looked like asparagus growing up. Now I have asparagus looking trees…I know that you don’t pick them the first year and only a little on the second year but once the third year gets here you can pick away. It’s a crop that comes back every year but you just have to be patient…I just have no clue what I am doing. So I will let them look like trees and see what happens next year.

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Spinach                                           Asparagus tree…lol           Watermelon                                    Green beans

So overall my garden is doing a lot better than last year. We have had a lot of rain so far and I know that is helping. I just am afraid that the rain will stop coming as it often does in Missouri and then we will be wishing for the rain and my garden will shrivel up and I will spend lots of time watering them myself. 🙁 🙂

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9 responses to “How Does My Garden Grows? ~Part Three (pic heavy)

  1. It looks great! I got all my plants in (except for the oregano which died before I could plant it) and they’re doing okay but I’m feeling a lack of motivation this year so far. Not sure why. I did seeds for a few years but ended up going to bought plants. Seeds were more satisfying but I don’t get much natural light in the house and I don’t have a greenhouse (yet). Yours looks fabulous and I’ve got spaghetti squash envy! I think you’re going to be swimming in squash and tomatoes pretty soon!

    • Stormi

      So far things are going a lot better than last years garden. 🙂 I am blown away by how huge my spaghetti squash plants are as last yeah the ones I bought didn’t do anything. Next week I am going to post pics of my tiny green growing veggies! So far I see little zucs, cucs, spaghetti squash and tomatoes! 🙂 If it all goes great I see lots of canning and freezing in my future…I also said I would set my dad up with a stand and he can sell some,..LOL.

    • Stormi

      I am kind of impressed myself as last years garden didn’t do so well and this one is doing really good. 🙂

    • Stormi

      It’s going better than I could have imagined. I am going to be a busy women this summer…lol.

  2. Looks like your plants are doing really well. I got my garden planted. I have tomato and pepper plants. I’m also trying some watermelon from seed. It will be my first time for it, so we will see how it goes. I know that my FIL is coming to add to the garden too.

  3. How fantastic! All of the rain we’ve had has been a tremendous help to everything. Squash and pumpkin just go wherever they like, so don’t worry about it taking over the box. It takes a bit to get things growing. The soil and fertilizer are large components. My grandfather operated a garden on over an acre of land and it was a family affair each summer to do the harvesting. I know he was an avid believer in fertilizer. Can’t wait to see how they turn out!

  4. I’m so jelly! Your garden is doing so much better than ours. But I think our problem is we just have way too much shade since we live in the woods. Hopefully when we cut down all the pines that will give us more sun and the deciduous trees more room to spread out. We may have to thin a few more to get a decent garden without compromising the shade to the house. I can already tell it’s going to be a time consuming process. lol

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