Thursday, May 31, 2012

What a Difference a Week Makes!

Even though this is my fifth year gardening I still get surprised by how fast vegetable plants grow.

The Flexum Hybrid pepper plants are much leafier than before and they have gained several inches in width and height. I added the second level to the cage to accommodate the changes.

The Hakucho Hybrid melon plants have adjusted to their new home and have put out new leaves. Once they get a little taller I will lead their growth toward the reed fence.

Pingtung Long eggplant.

The Black cherry tomato plant has now grown above the second rung of the cage.

As plants grow taller I like to trim off the lower leaves to promote air circulation and to prevent soil from splashing back onto the plant.

The 2 Summertime Green tomato plants in the full sun location are finally starting to fill out. Last week they looked much smaller.

They are still, however, well behind the Summertime Green tomato plant in partial shade.

The Mountain Magic tomato plant is growing by leaps and bounds. It is definitely the fastest growing plant in the garden this year.

How is your garden doing?

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  1. Everything looks fantastic. I suppose baby plants are like any other babies, they grow so fast! I agree, I amazed how quickly things grow. I notice it more when I see pictures side by side. I'm glad you posted close ups, I see sort of how you put on the white plastic mulch. I'm suspecting this year is going to be crazy hot, so I may try it.

    1. It's hard to notice change in the garden if you observe it every day, that's why I like taking weekly photos, it's an easier way to observe progress. The photos aren't just for the blog and my readers, they're valuable reference sources for me too.

      I would definitely recommend trying the plastic, it makes a noticeably difference in water retention.


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