The vegetables are growing really well and I must admit to being very excited about it, both my husband and myself like just going out and watching it all.

Here are a few photos to update you on the progress, but here is a reminder of what it looked like before.

Before it all began…
This is what it looks like now…

IMG_0470The first row is the first lot of tomatoes that we planted, they have been mulched (as stated in update 3) and have a length of mesh next to them to support them.  Some of these tomatoes even have flowers on them.

IMG_0471Next to the tomatoes are 3 rows of potatoes, the first row has been mulched down the middle with hay to prevent weeds growing up and to keep moisture in.

My husband is then going to go down each row of potatoes with a double sided mulboard plow which will turn the soil from the middle of the drain between the rows and put it up against the potato seedlings.  This plow is a tractor mounted implement.

IMG_0472We haven’t mulched the others yet, but will probably do so in the next week.  We are amazed at how the potatoes are growing, we haven’t grown them like this before.  We have grown them in tyres in the past like this.

Here are the next couple rows of potatoes.

Here are the zucchinis that were planted last week, we also planted the same amount of cucumbers.DSC_0598

The corn is going great guns as well and there are heaps of pumpkins coming up amongst them too.



Here are the men staking up the tomatoes.  We planted another 3 rows of tomatoes and we have had some losses, maybe 20 or so but we are going to replant them over the weekend.

The weather has been great for growing vegetables, we have had rain and then some clear sunny days – just perfect.

I don’t think we will have our own tomatoes by Christmas, but that’s ok, if everything keeps growing like it is it won’t be too much longer.

God is really blessing our vegetables and us, thank you Lord.

What’s up in your garden this week???






  1. Your garden looks awesome! You are going to have a wonderful harvest the way they are growing now!

    I’m still jealous–fresh from the vine tomatoes at Christmas! And greens if you’ve planted them (lettuce and such). There’s nothing like a fresh off the vine tomato!!! I’m already starting to drool for that at 7am here!

    You have a great day! We’re getting ready for the feasting in a while, and then a turkey and carb/sugar induced nap. 🙂

    1. Thanks for the lovely comment, and we are so pleased with how it is going. Fresh, home grown, chemical free tomatoes and vegetables are the best. We will be planting lettuces and greens in our aquaponics system this year, with the fish coming next week. I read your update and all the food that you have cooked, it sounds fantastic, I hope you have a great time with your family and enjoy your time together. Blessings.

  2. Wow…looks great! I’m so jealous… garden is frozen solid right now!

    Thanks for linking up with Green Thumb Thursday. I hope you’ll stop by and link up again this week.

    ~Lisa M

    1. This must be your season to take it easy outside, I enjoy that season here, I’m not too keen on the hot weather, but it is great to be able to grow our own food. Thanks for your comment. Blessings

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