Garden update

Man o man has the heat and humidity come on in Missouri!  We’re finally getting some rain, but it’s coming in the form of late evening storms.  Fortunately, we haven’t had any damage. We have picked up 1/4 inch of rain over the past two days. That’s not much, but I’ll take it. We’ve been watering 1-2 times a week. 

We’re on a waiting list for wood chips from a tree trimmer, until then it’s just dirt and that doesn’t hold moisture. 

Our corn has begun to tassel already.  It’s a little short. We planted it too close together. *Note for next year. 

The seed potatoes we purchased from Gurney’s are dying off already. The ones from Wal-Mart are still going strong. 

My zucchini plants are monsters!  Now there are two plants per hill, but they are huge!  It’s everything zucchini in the kitchen right now. Bread, chips, zoodles & veggie spaghetti.  I’ll be sure to post some of the dishes. 

The beans are next to them. These are bush beans. They’re doing good. We had a bug issue early on. 

The tomato plants are coming along. We have several blooms. 

The bell peppers are popping.  They’re just little guys right now. 

Have a great weekend!

Be sure to follow me on Instagram @newgardenhomestead for all the latest going on. 

7 thoughts on “Garden update

  1. Kim of Red Dirt Farm says:

    Everything looks good and I wish I could see it in person. Funny about the potatoes – I expect you paid more for them from Gurney’s? Are they the same variety? I was just looking at some Zinna’s that I paid a higher price for than I normally do and was wondering would I get more bang for my money? Here in Virginia, it is dry too. We have had rain as close as a mile away not make it to our place. We had an evening storm yesterday and expect the same today, but not much rain for all the thunder. I miss having a vegetable garden this year, so I love seeing how you are doing with yours. xo kim

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    • newgardenhomestead says:

      Yep, we paid a bit more for the seed potatoes from Gurneys. It went the opposite with the strawberries. One out of 20 plants from WMT made it and 24 out of 25 made it from Gurney’s.
      We had another storm last night and it leveled the corn. ☹️ we definitely planted it too thick.
      And on the Zinnias, keep the dead heads. I’ve been planting from the same flowers for 3 years. The seed keeps and does very well.


  2. Bethany says:

    Looks great! Ohio has insane humidity right now too. It makes me want to stay inside in the AC all day. My husband loves humidity, but it makes me feel like I’m suffocating.

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  3. Nye says:

    I actually love to sweat in my garden, it beats going to the gym. 🙂

    Your garden looks great, I recently purchased the garden hoe and it works wonder like you mentioned in your post.

    Liked by 2 people

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