Monday, June 8, 2009

Week four

Because gardens are paved with good intentions, I meant to get fences up for the peas to climb long before they started wrapping around each other, but never got around to it. MB and I both had the weekend off, so I enlisted his help on Saturday morning to instill some order in the raised bed.

Before:  tangled and shamefully weedy

After:  happily fenced and nicely (for now) weeded and mulched

Most of the plants are doing pretty well, though a few are still disconcertingly small. We now have one baby tomato and one baby zucchini!

Cucumber, strangely scrawny:

We put trellis-type cages around two on Saturday and I put a traditional cage around the third big one today. The trellis cages were a bit hard to put up, but I think the traditional cage was actually a bit harder. We'll see if the tomatoes do better in one vs. the other.
(No idea what's up with Mr. Runty there on the far right by the roll of wire.)



Indy, keeping an eye on us from inside a nearby bush:

And look! The new hostas are huge:

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