I'm calling my planting cukes on the arbor idea a mild success. It wasn't too hard to train them up it, but if they grew over the top as I had hoped, I think they would then shade too much of the rest of the garden. So I flopped them over the side and they're headed back down.
Here is the last of the little daisies, they do have a tendency to reseed themselves everywhere... I just can't bear to pull them out until after they are done blooming!
Ok what have I learned this year so far:
- Even though I plant pole beans, I'll always add bush beans to (which I haven't done yet this year). The bush beans come in so much earlier than the pole, and I can do successive plantings.
- No more lima beans (I think I just heard my sons yell "Woo Hoo"). Fun idea, but my garden is to small, they take to long to mature and when it's really dry they don't have a chance. They came out yesterday and I'll plant bush string beans tomorrow in their place.
- Always plant at least one small (cherry, grape, etc.) tomato plant. The small ones ripen quicker and I'm impatient! Might be that Philly thing...
That's it for now folks, I hope your gardens are growing well and the veggies are plentiful!
Have a happy day :@)