In just a few short weeks, the tiny little tomatoes I planted have turned my greenhouse into a jungle! Everything in the greenhouse is growing like crazy. The cucumbers, melons, peppers, and more are all looking great.
This is the first year I am growing melon in the greenhouse. I decided to use this cucumber/melon trellis that I found at Gardener’s Supply to save space. This allows me to underplant the melon vines with shade happy plants, such as lettuce. So far, the system is working out well.
In addition to using the Topsy Turvy planters for tomatoes, I am also growing cucumbers and peppers. Here you can see fruit forming on a mini sweet pepper plant.
Last year, I planted a lemon cucumber in a Topsy Turvy planter and it did really well. I’m doing the same this year and already have fruit forming on this lemon cuke plant.
I planted two batches of pole beans at the same time and one has clearly been much faster to grow. Santa Ana is on left and Spanish Musica is on the right.
In the half wine barrels, I planted a number of squash this year. The barrels help me keep the weed situation under control, plus a more permanent home for squash and other sun intensive crops won’t be ready until we do a garden expansion sometime in the future. This plant is the antique French Cinderella pumpkin. I also have sugar pumpkin planted in another barrel.
Finally, I’ll end with a current shot of our pullets. These young chickens are now about seven weeks old. We have three Golden Sex Links and one Golden Laced Wyandotte. I’m starting to think the Wyandotte might be a rooster. I guess we’ll figure out whether this is the case in the next few months. If it is, I’m not sure what we’ll do with it since we didn’t exactly plan to have a rooster as part of our flock.