2015 Garden Tour Part 1

This is shaping up to be an odd year in the garden. Lots of strange things are emerging, and I’m excited to see where they go. It never ceases to amaze me how every year in my garden is different.
Let’s take a look.

BOX 1:

In this box, the zucchini has gone nuts.
It has even taken over the pea plants, as you can see by this picture.
I think I accidentally planted bush peas instead of vine peas, so they never got very tall. As a result, they aren’t getting much light because the zucchini is shadowing them.
But they don’t seem completely unhappy. They’re still producing peas.
Also in this box is a yellow squash and a pumpkin, both of which are doing well.
And in front, in a separate container, is the Jerusalem artichoke.
BOX 2:

This box has two melons, but I can’t remember what kind. Just goes to show, always write down the names of the plants, even when you think you’ll remember.
One is a cantaloupe-like melon and the other is either a Queen Anne Pocket Melon or a Ananas D’Amerique A Chair Verte Melon. We’ll have to wait and see.
There’s also an acorn squash and a row of stringless green beans in the box.
And, in a nearby pot, is an apple melon.
apple melon
These are great if you have a small container garden because the melons are small and easy to trellis.

BOX 3:

I’m growing four tomato plants this year: a purple brandywine, a beef steak, an early girl, and Green Zebra Tomato.
Anyway, this container was supposed to just be a tomato, but a volunteer nasturtium appeared at the bottom of the container.
I’m happy about this. It should trail to the ground and a cover the container with orange flowers. It’ll look very pretty in a month or so.
Garden Tour Part 2.

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