Winter Squash

Winter Squash

Last year around this time we had 4 or 5 days of non-stop, heavy rain ... the garden completely flooded, many plants were standing in water for days and died. Luckily this year (so far) we haven't had anything like that. And now that the veggie garden is really starting to kick in and plants are starting to take off, I've got my fingers (and toes) crossed hoping that we don't have a similar situation this year!

Anyway, a few days ago I posted photos of some plants growing in our vegetable garden, but it was really just a sampling of a few of the plants we have growing. So, when I was working a bit on weeds this morning (and from the photos below, you'll see I didn't really do a very good job with the weeds!), I snapped a few more pics and thought I'd share.

Here are a few more things growing in our early June vegetable garden ...

Bell Peppers


We have 5 sweet bell pepper plants and 4 jalapenos this year.

Corn growing in a 3 sisters garden

Sweet Corn

The photo above is the corn in my 3 Sisters Garden (you can see a little green bean coming up next to one of the corn stalks). We also have beds dedicated just to sweet corn -- this batch of corn, however, is further along. My 3 Sisters Garden contains 30 corn plants (along with beans and squash)

Lettuce - Black Seeded Simpson

Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce

This variety of lettuce is super easy to grow and it does well here, even in hotter weather.

Rutabaga growing in garden


I've never really, successfully grown rutabagas before... this year I've been paying particular attention to them and am pretty sure we'll have a good harvest.



I planted tomatillo seeds years ago and have never had to plant them again... they just pop up all over the garden. I dug up a few and planted them in a some open spots in the garden. This little batch came up together in the same spot, so I just left them alone and planted around them.



We have 30 tomato plants growing this year. Varieties include Amish Paste (pictured above), Brandywine, Roma, Better Big Boy, Cherokee Purple, Mr. Stripey, and Cherry. We've already got little green tomatoes, so I'm hoping we'll be picking ripe tomatoes starting around July 4.


Zucchini and Yellow Summer Squash

Jun 08 2014
Posted in: Vegetables

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