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Straw Bale Garden

I've got cherry tomatoes coming out my ears. Good thing I love these sweet little suckers.

The jalapenos took awhile to get started, but now they are doing great!

I've got 2 tiny watermelons growing. I wonder how big they'll get before the end of the growing season.

There are a few of these beauties.

I've got one measly cucumber growing....



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July 7, 2011- Garden Update

Hi Friends!  What a lovely morning it is here in Northern VT.  Some crazy thunderstorms rolled through yesterday afternoon and last night and now it is sunny and 70 degrees.  I ventured out to the straw bale garden this morning to see what happened while I was away in NY (thanks for watering, Dan).  That sunshine did my plants good!  Check it out.


Pole Beans- These guys either have outgrown or will shortly outgrow the poles.  If you look on the left side of this picture you can see one of the plants growing off the pole and straight out to the side. Anyone have any suggestions.  Also, they are growing like crazy, but don’t yet have any beans.  Is this normal?


Lots of little flowers starting on all of the tomato plants

I'm pretty sure these are going to be bigger slicing tomatoes. By the end of planting these starts, I stopped keeping track of which plant was which type of tomato.

I was trying to show how thick this tomato plant has gotten. It's almost the size of my pointer finger.

Aren't these pretty?



All along this pepper plant looked as if it was barely growing.  It hasn’t ever looked like it was dying, but it didn’t really seem to be doing much.  It still doesn’t have any flowers, but it finally looks as if it’s grown some.



I don’t know if we have a warm and sunny enough climate to grow cantaloupe and watermelon.  I mean people do it, but being a newbie at this, I think I need optimal conditions.  I have flowers on both plants, we’ll see what happens.  Here is a picture of the watermelon.


In addition to all of this I’ve got basil growing between the two of the tomato plants.  I also had some chives that were good for awhile, but pretty much look like they are dying now.

I’ve had my first casualty, The cucumber plant is completely dead.  I’m not sure what happened, but I’m going to try throwing some seeds into the bale and see what happens (Thanks for that tip, Colleen).

Happy Gardening!  I can’t wait until I can harvest these things!

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