This spring my good husband doubled the size of our vegetable garden. So as not to give you too large of an impression, here's a good indication of the new size:
|April garden prep|
Here's the same garden on June 1, looking nice and orderly planted with tomatoes, peppers, green beans, cucumbers, zucchini, lettuce and eggplant.
In less than a month, the horse manure was working its magic and our tomato plants were laden with fruit (the zucchini in the background is struttin' its stuff too).
Those tomatoes deserve a closer look.
By July, we were seeing red, and soon we had harvested enough tomatoes to can.
Besides tomatoes, we had a bumper crop of peppers, zucchini, green beans, okra and egg plant.
Only the cucumber plants failed to produce. We planted three different plants two different times, but none of the plants thrived.
Now, it's September and the garden is looking ragged, but everything is still going strong except the lettuce, beans and zucchini, which have been pulled up.....
...to make room for the next generation: