The hubs is like, 'well, I would've made you two more A-frames for another bed so you could've spread them out more.' ugh...NOOOOOOOOOOOOOW ya tell me! I packed 12 tomatoe plants in this 4X8 bed, where I should've only planted no more than 8. What happens is the plants compete for the nutrients in the soil. I can amend the soil and even add Miracle Grow and other stuff until the cows come home, but it's not gonna make these plants produce any more than they're already doing, which isn't many. In fact, they've STOPPED producing. All I have are some buds and quite a few green tomatoes, which I'm lucky that the bugs haven't gotten, considering they just will NOT turn colors for anything, all because they're too cramped. They're living among each other in a tomato jungle. NEXT year, I will definitely do the two beds with a total of 4 A-frames, and that way I can plant 16 plants that should be happy and healthy and productive!
My pumpkins...oh my, my pumpkins. The problem I have is that my garden expansion wasn't done in time to get them planted when they needed to be, so they're going to be a 'late' crop, if any. All I have are blooms, that's it, nothing in the slightest that even remotely looks like a pumpkin or the beginning of a pumpkin. I fear that I'll not have any of those pretty white, yellow, and orange pumpkins that I planted! :( BUT, I have some very pretty gourds!
(I tried to post a few pics, but blogger was giving me fits, but will add them in the next day or so for everyone to see!!)
Still no stalks on the Brussels Sprouts. Those were 'Martha Stewart' brand, so I'll be switching next year, sorry Martha.
|these poor looking brussels sprouts!|