Wednesday, May 30, 2012

It never ceases to amaze me how fast the veggie garden grows. In a matter of six weeks I will be harvesting cucumbers, zucchini, tomatoes, radishes, beets, and lettuce, from this tiny garden. The neighbors can't wait either.
It seems more like July, then the end of May here in Western New York, and the bugs think so as well.
Battling Japanese beetles, and slugs, are already a challenge.
We've come a long way since 3 years ago, testing and moving plants for more or less  sunlight for growth.
We discovered that the slope of the land causes the water to run down, and allows for better growth in that area. No matter how much we water the plants and shrubs in the higher area, they still do poorer then the ones in the lower area. So we are planting accordingly. Sometimes you just have to go with the flow.