Friday PhotoEssay

Wow – that was some interesting weather last night! The garden got about 2.8 inches of rain, and from the looks of some of the plants, a fair bit of hail as well. Nothing is in terrible shape, but there are some “Swiss cheese” plants out there!

This is probably the worst looking plant. The leaves are just a tattered mess! It is still starting to vine though, so no harm done. One of the cucumber plants did get broken off, but I think it will still be fine and send out a new shoot.

The pole beans are growing like crazy, while the Chinese Long Beans are just sitting there waiting to grow. They’ll kick in gear pretty quick though!

We did spy the first tomato this week on one of our plants. This is on the Bush Early Girl tomato. I’m sure there are a few more baby tomatoes out there by now.

We had a fairly nice collection of gold beets when we pulled them out to make room for the Prairie Star Annuals. This is only part of the pile. They could have gotten bigger, but we were moving on to flowers!

This is what the wheelchair height garden is now populated with – lots of flowers that aren’t blooming yet. They’ll look great in a few weeks. We have them all spaced out so you can really see what the plants are supposed to look like.

Have a great weekend!

About Rebecca

I'm a Horticulture Educator with Sedgwick County Extension, a branch of K-State Research and Extension, located in Wichita, KS. I teach about fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Posted on June 10, 2011, in PhotoEssays and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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