Garden Update - 6/6/22


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Apr 25, 2022
Arid, Desert, or Dry

Green Beans: No Signs of vegitation yet
Sqaush: Looks like 13!
Toamtoes: Looks like there's about 3 starts (bulbs?) of tomatoes

Shout out to everyone whose been answering. I definitely got watering and fertilizing down and my plants are starting to look much more firm and healthy. I need to prioritize drip irrigation or soaker hoses so I can water more with less water. One other thing I'll say is I deeply regret not spacing my plants appropriately and I wish I had raised beds just for my viney plants like tomatoes and green beans.

Also I noticed a white grub looking bug with a black face in one of my squash plants. It was burrowing sleeping inside a tube it looks like it's been eating, around it were dead stalks and leaves. Does anyone know what this is?
I don't yet have time to watch the whole video, but I hope to watch it soon!
So glad you do have watering and fertilising down. It's lovely to hear that your plants have improved and I hope they will produce well :)
I don't yet have time to watch the whole video, but I hope to watch it soon!
So glad you do have watering and fertilising down. It's lovely to hear that your plants have improved and I hope they will produce well :)
Thank you! I'm looking forward to building out a proper garden after this grow cycle :)
Having your own woodchipper sounds great, as it allows for you to control what goes in your garden and on top of that you could help people get rid of their wood.

I'm not a fan of grass clippings as our grass contains a lot of unwanted seed. I can't control this enough to avoid them getting in my garden. Perhaps you could hot compost this to ensure the seeds die, but I don't have the time or space available for this at this point and time.

Your plants look very healthy and green! Definitely an improvement compared to before; I am so happy for you!
You have introduced new plants to your area, which will attract new wildlife (like bugs) to your garden. This can both be good and bad as it has a chance of attracting bad bugs as well. Over time you will start to learn the good from the bad ones, and learn how to control them if needs be.

Your squash looks amazing! The bunch of flowers definitely suggests it's doing great! Do ensure the plant stays fertilised as flowering and growing can take lots of energy and nutrients.
Also don't be afraid to clip off any damaged or yellow leaves. If you are fairly sure they will die regardless, you can take them off so the plant doesn't waste energy on them in the whole time while the leaf dies. I like to do this to some of my plants as it allows my plant to focus it's energy on growing or fruiting instead.
Seeing as how well your squash are doing I wouldn't pull them up. You can try the electric toothbrush technique or possibly use a soft paintbrush to manually spread the pollen yourself. You could use this process to learn and see what work for you. I would personally put that effort in, but someone else might not consider that to be worth it to them.

As you were saying about fertilising... good on you for aiming them at the roots. Fertiliser can burn the plant/leaves if you fertilise over the top, so it could actually kill your plant. From what I can see you're doing it right.

Over time you will learn what you will want to grow and how you wish to manage your garden. You seem to be on the right track so in my opinion you can take this time to learn what you want from your garden and how you wish to accomplish this.
For example, I'm currently gardening from pots. My aim is to have variety, whilst not necessarily having high yield. This means I often only have 1 or 2 of each plant. ANy excess plants will be used for experiments to see how they handle certain treatments. I enjoy learning as I go and seeing what I can create with my own hands. SO my gardening "policy" is to simply have fun; which means I can be more relaxed and if something goes wrong it isn't considered to be a bad thing; instead it's a learning process!
In saying this, my question is: what do you want from your garden?
Perhaps you don't know, and possibly you'll learn this over time. Maybe your answer changes in the meantime. I started out wanting high-yield, but realised that what I really wanted was peace of mind and joy.
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