It is so exciting to see our vegetables growing (it’s the small things that make us happy).
The children and I went out this morning and mulched some of the tomatoes with hay and I took some more photos whilst I was out there. We have three more rows to mulch and will finish them on the weekend.
Here are the potatoes, there are five rows of them and they are all coming up now, reds and whites.
Mrs Abella of Sunny Patch Cottage and my daughter at Clay Clan Cultivates told me about the planting system called the 3 sisters. It’s a corn, bean and squash/pumpkin mix, the beans climb the corn, the vines grow at the bottom and the corn goes up. All 3 require plenty of water so they all get watered at once. When the corn is done the beans use it as a natural pole to climb up and the corn provides a place marker to find the middle of the vines trailing out from the bottom.
Here is a picture (above) of the corn in rows and the ones below show the pumpkins coming up amongst the corn. I think the corn has grown at least an inch in the last week. We have had some rain this past week and now it is warming up – just great growing weather.
My husband is going to plant another patch of corn, using the full system mentioned to me by Mrs Abella and my daughter. He is going to plant corn, beans and pumpkins. I will keep you updated on how this goes.
That’s all for now but more to come next week.
Once again, what’s happening in your vegetable patch in your neck of the woods??
Blessings to you all.