Garden update – June 30

Things are growing, though not as well as I would have hoped. Here’s an overall view –


It is wet! There is a big gap in the row of green beans on the right and I had to replant one hill of cucumbers as they just didn’t show up at all. The cuke seedlings in that hill have sprouted and the other two hills are growing their true leaves now –


The summer squash – at the bottom of the next picture – is doing well, as are the tomatoes, though the tomatoes aren’t taking off like I thought they should.


The beets are doing well, but they need thinning badly –


I need to get in there and do some weeding, too. There are scads of little maple trees (surprise!) growing everywhere. It is just too wet to go in there though. I would just make a mess trying to do anything right now.

For the record, these are the varieties I planted this year –

Beets – Detroit Dark Red
Cucumber – Picklebush
Green Beans – ContenderSummer Squash – Early Prolific Straightneck
Tomatoes – Supersauce Hybrid

All except the tomatoes were seeds (Burpee), and the tomatoes were purchased from Burpee as plants. I bought way more green bean seeds than I needed to and I had leftover seeds of everything in varying quantities. Altogether I spent $13.10 on seeds and $11.96 on the tomato plants, which I managed to get on sale and with free shipping.