In the 5'x5' bed I have some radishes, zucchini and cucumber. They are doing wonderfully and I was so excited to see the zucchini blooming this morning and watch a big ol' bumble bee come and buzz around the cucumber flowers.
|Upper Two Pics: Cucumbers. Lower Three Pics: Zucchini Squash|
In the 4'x4' bed is watermelon and okra. We are struggling with these two this year. Originally direct-sowed 3 watermelon and 6 okra. Only two okra came up. So, started seeds in pots~ 3 watermelon and 4 okra. Only one watermelon germinated and while all four okra germinated, three were killed in transplant. So, we are down to limited numbers and lots of space left in this bed. I'll use this bed for spinach/lettuce/cabbage later this fall. Something has been eating the leaves of the okra plants, so praying hard that they manage to come up and survive. Because of couple weeks delay in germinating, these are not as large as other plants yet, just made the cut on seeding.
And now we finish up on the deck! See you in a few...