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The Garden is Full


My Littlest Helper, The Watermelon Master

My Littlest Helper, The Watermelon Master

Here’s my littlest helper, and the gardener that started All of the watermelons in the garden. He choose the seeds, when to plant them and how. All I’ve done to help him out is water his plants when they were in the greenhouse. I am simply amazed at what a 4 year old can accomplish when he likes watermelon !

The Garden is full now, and Mother Nature and myself have been watering the young seeds.

The Big Picture

The Big Picture

Directly in front of this picture is a progression of corn, starting with 62 day corn near the scare-crow, finishing up with 85 day corn, and a row of Blue Dent. On the lower portion of the picture, near the greenhouse, where the rows of weed stopper are, we have planted Cucumbers, Cantaloupe, Muskmelon, and Watermelon. Just outside of the view of the camera, are rows of Winter squash, Acorn, and Spaghetti squash.

I’ve had lots of help these last few days.   Each of my siblings has contributed, and lots of nieces and nephews. I’m really happy to have this help.

Realizing what I've done

Realizing what I've done

I’m currently a single guy, and I really don’t eat much. I could have made a much smaller garden, but that’s not my style. I tend to get carried away, and I didn’t realize just how overboard I was going until I flashed my camera past this pile of used garden cups. It really brings home just how ridiculous this garden is……. but  oh well, it’s how I do things.

Peppers

Peppers

The peppers are doing great, although I was a bit worried when I planted them. The weather got very hot the day I planted these, so me and my littlest helper dug a small irrigation channel to water them. It’s important not to get leaves wet in the hot sun, as the sun with burn that part of the leaves.

Proud of my Tomatoes

Proud of my Tomatoes

I’m really proud of my tomatoes this year. I’ve grown some pretty sickly looking ones in the past, and I’ve learned everything about how not to grow them. This is one of the tomatoes I planted in the days leading up to my vacation. It was about 16 Inches when I took it out of the greenhouse a week ago, and it’s roughly 2 foot tall today. All that time, sweat and manure have really paid off. I always say, “the longer ahead you plan, the greater the outcome”. Here’s hoping the rest of the year plays out as well.

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