I spent several hours getting all my plants put into the garden yesterday.
I put 2 zucchini plants in with the tomatillos and removed the wall o' waters from the tomatillos. (hope it wasn't too early)
I planted a couple of basil and flowers in with the tomatoes. Hard to see much of anything because of the straw.
I added 5 more cucumbers and 4 okras and some flowers.
Here are 4 more cucumbers, 2 squares of spinach (4 direct seeded and 4 transplanted) a parsley, dill and 2 marigolds in with the green beans.
Here are 10 okras with some parsley and flowers, most of the okras are still quite small and mostly covered with the straw. Gotta try and keep them protected from the wind and cooler nights.
All I really added to the tomato and pepper houses was some herbs and flowers. Trying a bit of companion planting.
Here's a shot of the whole garden plot.
I'm ready for everything to start taking off now. I have a few onions finally sprouting and maybe some carrots. Got a few weeds in there too so I don't want to pull too much until I know what's what. I need to plant some more beans from the ones that haven't sprouted and a couple more lettuces and another row of radishes. I'll do that sometime this week. We're supposed to have some temps in the 80's most of the week and lots of sun.
Here's some closeups of the peppers and tomatoes.
and the radishes with the lettuce in the square below
I hauled dear son over to weedeat for me. He said that wasn't weedeating, it was cutting down trees. They are having a meeting tonight at the community garden and part of the time they will do some weeding. Since I'll be at work, I wanted to make sure we contributed before the meeting.
I also put up the cucumber trellis and surrounded them with straw...hope that's enough to shelter them from the wind and cool nights.
We got the ends of the houses done and attached finally. It is crazy windy today. We used the plastic lattice with smaller holes and one end is covered with plastic and the other end left uncovered... We zip tied them to the frame and then put zip ties around the frame and stapled to the wood bed. I didn't get very good pictures because the wind kept blowing my camera.
Inside of plastic covered end, stapled through cardboard for extra support.
Outside of plastic covered end (the N side that usually gets the brunt of the wind) See the end bowing inside down at the bottom because of the wind?
I didn't get a close up of the uncovered side because hubby was hurrying me to leave. We also stapled the plastic to the side of the bed. The tubs are the cut off parts left over from making self watering containers. They are covering the cucumbers. We had to zip tie the tomato cages to the uncovered frame, they keep blowing over.