Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Then & Now - June Review

When we see our gardens every day, sometimes it's easy to lose sight of just how much has happened over the past few weeks. I decided to post some comparison photos to show growth for the month of June. I don't have photos from exactly one month ago, but I got as close as possible. Some photos were taken May 29 and some were taken June 5.

Note the black hoop for reference-




I don't think I'll end up adding the top board as they look about ready to bloom and foliage growth seems to have slowed.




The milk jugs are barely visible anymore.



This milk jug will soon be covered as well.




These were overflow potatoes. This is really supposed to be the grape area but I just planted it this year so the potatoes should not be in the way. The grape is in the middle.
Harvest totals so far:

MAY:
Salad Greens- 7 oz
Radishes- 3 oz
May total- 10 oz

JUNE:
Salad Greens- 30 oz
Radishes - 4 oz
Peas- 31 oz
Strawberries - 8 (~1 oz)
Broccoli- ~3 oz
June total- 69 oz = 4 lb 5 oz

Total: 79 oz = 4 lb 15 oz

I have to estimate a little on the radishes, broccoli & berries as I'm only picking a small amount at a time. They weigh less than 1 oz, so I have added several together to estimate weight.

Wow, this is the first time I've added up the harvest list. I didn't realize that I had harvested quite that much. I'm also amazed sometimes just how much the garden has grown so far. I start to get impatient sometimes and there are days it seems like nothing has changed out there. Guess the proof is in the pics!!

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9 comments:

Engineeredgarden said...

That's alot of growth in a month! I'm growing spaghetti squash, too....but didn't plan it. I mixed up my seeds. :-(

Amy said...

Ooops EG. What were you planning to grow?

Annie's Granny said...

I love comparison photos! It's unbelievable how quickly some plants grow...my crookneck squash and pumpkin, for instance, amaze me!

Amy said...

My pumpkin is a close 2nd behind the spaghetti squash. The zucchini are starting to get in gear though. The watermelon just decided to finally sprout this week. I thought the seeds were no good 'cause they've been in there a long time.

Ribbit said...

Really looking good, Amy! I love to look back at the growth, even if it's only from one week.

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Wow, I didn't know that if you delete a comment, it leaves that message. I only deleted the comment b/c it was actually an unrelated message that contained an email address. I didn't want the person's email out there forever :-)

hidinginmygarden said...

Thanks for sharing those photo's, they tell the true story for you!

Amy said...

Thanks hidinginmygarden!
I don't think I've ever taken pictures of my garden before this one (maybe because I didn't have a digital camera?). It really does help me keep track of what's going on out there. I always think I will remember, but I don't...