I didn't have high hopes.
We got a late start.
Indiana soil is practically all clay. I have never planted from seed.
And then there's the weather - hot, dry and stupid.
However, I am happy to say that things in Garden du Moi are looking good. Quite good, if you ask me.
My zucchini plant - well, one of them - is enormous and I see little buds ready to open.
My yellow squash plant is getting there. The leaves seemed to grow exponentially after last weekend's crazy storm. Their next-door neighbors, some cucumber plants, are doing alright though not as impressive in size.
And my tomatoes? Well, I couldn't be happier.
I have a couple plants with young fruit and a couple more with flowers.
I have a few varieties, though I'm not sure which as a co-worker gave me a mixed "bag" of plants that she had started from seed.
While I had luck with my tomatoes for the first part of last summer, I am doing things a bit differently this year. I finally "invested" in cages (77 cents at Menards this week!) and I'm only watering every other day or every three days, opting for a good soak when I do.
I also planted (not that bush - it was just pretty) some small-sized carrots and bibb lettuce. I see some carrot tops poking through and there's baby lettuce leaves. However, with everything going on, I have to say that the lettuce is the most intimidating. I am not sure when to harvest it and whether it will grow back when I do.
How does your garden grow? Any tips on the lettuce?