Tuesday, July 19, 2011

How Does My Garden Grow

We live in a zone 5 growing area. It's important to know your zones if you want to grow a nice garden. Being in a zone 5 means we need to wait until May to plant. If you plant your garden any sooner you risk the chance of a freeze that will mean you have to start over with your garden.
The last few years my garden hasn't been planted until June which makes for a short growing season. But this year, because I left town at the end of May I made sure to get my garden in early. And now I am reaping the benefits!

Green and Yellow ZucchiniCrook Neck SquashSpaghetti SquashEggplantCucumbersThe tomatoes should be ripening in a couple of weeks.I can't wait for BLT's. YUM!
There's even a watermelon.
And hopefully, come fall,
there will be many pumpkins in the pumpkin patch.
Did you notice my secret to success?
I line my garden with black plastic before planting.
It helps to keep the plants warm and their roots moist.
It also cuts down significantly on weeds and garden critters.
Do you have any gardening secrets?
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Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

What beautiful summer squash! I have a teeny plot in my community garden with beans, tomatoes and Swiss chard. Wish I could grow me some squash! But squash is pretty prolific and squash growers are pretty generous.

Comeca Jones said...

It grows deliciously!

Gayle said...

Oh My heck! Our garden is no where near as far along as yours! One of our pumpkin plants is really struggling - the corn is about 15" tall - the zuchinni hasn't had a single blossom on it. Sigh......

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

WOW..nice garden and veggies! I hope you get lots of pumpkins.No garden this year for me..

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Wow, you have a lot of goodies growing there. Congrats!!

Sweet Tea said...

Your garden looks very healthy and thriving. Obviously your "secret" works well. I enjoyed the photos!

Heather at Happy Chippy Junk said...

Super lucky you!!!

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

I hope you are cooking the flowers from those zucchini. You can check my blog on how to make them. They are delicious.

~Hurricane B~ said...

We use straw. I love the look of hay/straw lining the garden and allt he fresh colors on top.

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