The garden after weeding it. It was covered!
Look at the mucky mess in the trail turned mud. We’ve been having record amounts of rainfall in May. In one hour, we got as much as the whole month of May usually gets. It’s been impacting our plants greatly. It’s made the soil more compacted, and the cold soil doesn’t help matters. Being new to gardening definitely didn’t help! We have clay here, and if I’d known to put on equal parts limestone and gypsum, it could’ve at least softened the clay to make it breathable for the plants. Ah well, live and learn!
Winter and summer squash plants struggling after a bug infestation. But hark! We used a method of spraying that we were skeptical about (learned from an organic permaculture farmer). 8 oz. soda pop that contains phosphoric acid (Coke, Pepsi, Dr. Pepper and mock products) in one gallon of water. It’s like giving them an IV of phosphorus. Phosphorus deficiency = bugs. Bugs don’t like the taste of phosphorus rich plants. Calcium deficiency leads to diseased plants.
Ugh, our lemon cucumber is not a happy camper. Probably going to lose it. First time growing it (or any of the veggies), so we’ll learn from it. Since I wrote that, it’s actually survived, but the leaves are small and it’s not growing fast.
Compare that size to the last time I took a picture, (April 11, and this was May 31, so 7 weeks apart) ….