Saturday, May 1, 2010

Progress is Slow in the Vegetable Garden

groweatsaveWe have not had any more losses, but we haven’t had much growth in the vegetable garden either. Since we have had two different snow storms blow through in the last week, I am content with survival!

April 2010 454 The spinach is roughly the same size it was last week, but it is being nibbled on. Time to look into organic pest control!

April 2010 455 The potatoes did not like the freezing temperatures at all! The leaves that had emerged blackened and died. I was really worried, but with in a day of the last storm, new green leaves started pushing up through the dirt.

April 2010 371The pear tree is in full bloom and has weathered the storms quite well!

I have tomatoes blooming as well, but they are in the garage, so I do not think that the bees are going to find them:April 2010 365

The strawberries continue to bloom. Look at all of the flowers on a single plant:April 2010 369

How are your fruits and vegetables coming along? Have you been able to harvest anything yet? 

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*Crystal* said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting... I wish I would have grown strawberries :( oh well maybe next year!

Candi said...

Everything looks so good! Is your pear tree ornamental or does it bear fruit for harvesting? My in-laws give us pears every year and I make Ginger-Cinnamon Pear good!

Alea Milham said...

Candi- This pear tree bears fruit. Do you have a link to your Ginger-Cinnamon Pear Preserves? They sound delicious!

Money Saving Maine-iac said...

Alea! Your pear tree is gorgeous! Wait till you see our or so small pear tree. I'm not sure I'll live long enough to reap what I sowed there! :) What will you do with your pear harvest?

Alea Milham said...

I make cinnamon pear sauce, canned pears, and use the pears in salads and desserts. This year I want to try making raspberry pear jam. I need to compile a list with links of all of my pear recipes - Just in case your pear tree surprises you!

teresa said...

So are you following the square foot gardening book. I just put in raised beds and was about to follow that to see how well it would work, but I couldn't find large amounts of vermiculite so I caved into the old garden dirt, pete and compost. I am very interested to see how yours comes along.

Alea Milham said...

I don't follow the soil advice exactly. I have my own compost pile, as well as horse manure that I use to amend the dirt. I also put mulch on top of the soil because we have very hot, dry summers and that helps retain moisture.

Miss Debbie said...

I posted pictures of our tomato and pea plants yesterday. They look good, but are just getting started. It is raining here right now so I know they are loving that!