Thursday, May 26, 2011

Trying to grow vegetables

My garden is doing poorly. When I had my hubby build four raised beds back in March, I envisioned them overflowing with vegetables by now. I'm not quite sure what the problem is. It may be due to the lack of :
1. rainfall (not the lack of water, but lack of natural rain)
2. too much shade (I already had my hubby trim one tree)
3. poor soil (that we did order from a reputable company).

I am not going to show you a picture of the entire garden (I'm  too embarrassed), but only of the individual plants that are doing well.

One puny, misshapened bell pepper.

Mustard greens that I don't even like, but hubby does.


Basil, which anyone can grow.


Teeny, tiny cucumbers ( I don't like them either.)


Some rather large tomatoes (I do love homegrown 'maters!)


Quite a few cherry tomatoes.


If any other vegetables miraculously begin to flourish, I will let you know when they do. I think I will replant the squash, which for some unknown reason died. Well, off to fertilize again. 
Any suggestions, besides cutting down some trees? Hubby won't let me do that.

Do you have a vegetable garden this summer? How is it doing?

Linked to the Weekend Warrior Party at Ask Anna.


3 comments:

  1. I wish I had words of wisdom for you but I don't. You saw my one bell pepper and all my tomatoes have slits in them. Not sure what is going on there. I can only guess it has something to do with watering and sunlight. Our only saving grace is that it is our first year for gardening.

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  2. I think what you have so far looks great! If it makes you feel any better I've already lost one basil plant this year and my other is looking super sad. :( I have a major snail problem in my backyard and we've had way too much rain this spring. Hopefully I can get my garden looking better soon.

    Thanks for sharing over at Weekend Warrior. :)

    Anna
    www.askannamoseley.com

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  3. I think what you have so far looks great! If it makes you feel any better I've already lost one basil plant this year and my other is looking super sad. :( I have a major snail problem in my backyard and we've had way too much rain this spring. Hopefully I can get my garden looking better soon.

    Thanks for sharing over at Weekend Warrior. :)

    Anna
    www.askannamoseley.com

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