Garden – First Week of May

It has been an extremely dry springtime, requiring almost daily water in many of the beds that aren’t mulched heavily. I also had to water the minibed test beds, which theoretically don’t require much water. I owe this to the fact that we have not had a good rain yet this year. In any case the plants are growing reasonably well, the biggest problem being slugs and snails.

minibed Garden May 7, 2018

Our potatoes are starting to appear, a couple weeks behind last year, again probably do to the lack of rain.

The First Potatoes of 2018

In our other garden the onions are also suffering from the fast drought conditions. Last weekend I added some zucchini and eggplant plants, so far the slugs have not been a problem in this garden.

The L-Garden, May 7, 2018

The L-Garden in 2017

Here are a few pictures of the smaller L-Garden from June and July of 2017.

Green beans and zucchini
Cucumbers
Peppers
Tomatoes
The end of July