how does your garden grow? july 5, 2011

by babhoyersh on July 5, 2011

Come here on Tuesdays to read about my vegetable garden project and share yours.

My Garden
July Urban Homestead Tour 2011If you missed the tour of my urban homestead over the weekend, here’s the first part of the garden tour, and here’s the second part of the tour. I included a map of the gardens in both posts. The drawing is not to scale, but close enough.

After no deer sightings this spring, they are back, nibbling on my tomatoes and beans. I pulled out the netting and covered almost all the tomatoes and beans outside the main vegetable garden. I’ve heard from other neighbors that they’ve seen deer and had some damage on their plants.

I’ve been picking 1 to 2 pounds of plum tomatoes each day, along with 1 pound of beans. The lack of rain has kept some of the tomatoes small, despite our supplemental watering. However, I think we’ll still have a good harvest.

I am amazed at how much broccoli we are still harvesting, even at the beginning of July. We pulled the plants from one bed, but we’ve left the other broccoli bed in place until the plants stop producing or the harlequin bugs show up.

Share your vegetable garden progress in the comments!

Also part of the Monday Mania, and Garden Tuesday.

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Green Bean July 5, 2011 at 6:22 pm

I’m so jealous that you are harvesting tomatoes already! My plants are bursting and I can spot some here and there but not even the slightest blush of pink yet! Enjoy.

babhoyersh July 6, 2011 at 3:28 pm

Oh, we are! I had a whole beefsteak with cut up mozzarella, green olives, and olive oil for lunch several days in a row. So good!

Dorothy July 7, 2011 at 7:56 am

I’m so envious of your tomato and broccoli harvest!!! My broccoli was attacked by viscious rabbits this Spring & is just starting to bounce back and tomatoes…well, I have several on the vine but they are no where near ready to pick.

babhoyersh July 7, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Gotta watch out for those vicious rabbits! I think my tomatoes are ahead of everyone else’s! We’re zone 6/7 just below Philadelphia.

Homesteading Chic July 11, 2011 at 12:32 am

Around here, I think it is the squirrels that are digging up stuff. I just got a tomato plant dug up the other day. Luckily, it was a smaller one with only 2 tomatoes on it. I got the rest of them either under a net or in a cage. I am hoping it will keep them away. Sounds like a great harvest, I am still waiting on ours. (I’m in zone 5)


babhoyersh July 11, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Stinking squirrels! They haven’t been much of a problem this year, nor have the deer.

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