Monday, June 13, 2016

May Garden Updates

May had been such a busy month. Spent 4 weeks traveling for work, studied for CPA exam, planned for our summer trip, recorded and edited an audition video, and did garden work...pheww! So glad that I finally get a short break in June! =) 

Anyway, since the last update of our garden on April 29, we've been working on the garden every weekend checking on our plants and did 'maintenance' work on them. They've all been growing well and after almost 2 months...we finally had our first harvest on June 1!!

Growth progress of our garden from May 7 - June 8. 1 month made a lot of difference huh! =)

We started cucumbers a lil' later than the others. They started off growing pretty slowly but as you can see above, it's been growing fast since the end of May. No cucumbers yet.

Watermelon is also another one that started off very slowly and weeds started growing around them. But it looks like it's been growing much faster since hubby pulled up all the weeds.

Tomato is one of the easier plants to grow but it required quite a lot of work for the support (coz we planted so many)! We're should be able to start harvesting them real soon!

Instead of getting 40 cages for each tomato plants, we found out about the Florida weave trellis method online and decided to give it a try. But instead of buying ropes, I came up with the idea of using old t-shirts and tie them together into long 'strings' and wrapped them around. Yes, I'm cheap and! =P

So this is how we do our trellis. Just keep adding new rows as the plants grew taller. =)

Zucchini is another easy plant with minimal work required. We started harvesting the first batch since June 1 and they've really been coming in fast and furious!! Still more to come!

To help reduce weeds, we put papers/newspapers all around the zucchinis and cucumbers. Making good use of recyclables. :P

Look at the difference within a month!! We'll probably have to wait till July to harvest our corns.

Harvested our first batch of broccolis on June 1 but this time they are smaller than the ones we had last year mainly because we started our broccolis a lil' late this year and the weather is a lil' too hot for them to grow bigger without flowering.


Our harvests on June 1, 3, 5, of 89 zucchinis and 20 broccolis within 1 week!!

The new toy (spiralizer) I bought on Amazon mainly to spiralize the zucchinis. Honestly, I only like zucchini when it's in the form of 'zoodles'. This 'investment' was definitely worth it considering how many zucchinis we're gonna have this year.

There's no way we are able to finish eating all these veggies as we harvest them so this is how we're freezing and storing them. Our mini food processing! =)

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