How My Garden Grows in May ~ Part 2

Yesterday, I shared pictures of half my garden beds and how they’re growing. If you missed the first half of my pictures, you can view Part 1. Now, for pictures of the second half of my garden.

I planted/transplanted late this year, in the middle of April, due to the weird weather we’d had. So, these pictures show the growth in a month’s time.

BED 10 – Snap Beans & Nasturtiums

I planted nasturtiums in the middle of the bed, but they’re not yet big enough to stand above the beans.

Bed 10 in May ~ Snap beans & nasturtiums

Bed 10 in May ~ Snap beans & nasturtiums

BED 11 – Carrots

My carrots have been having a rough time. They took a while to germinate, as carrots do, then the intense heat killed some of them. And let’s not forget a pesky squirrel that loves to dig up that particular bed for some reason! ARGH! If you look closely, you can see some seedlings.

Bed 11 in May ~ Carrot seedlings

Bed 11 in May ~ Carrot seedlings

BED 12 – Peruvian Peppers & Rainbow Chard

These are a couple of my favorite peppers – Rocoto and Lemon Drop. They’ve grown so much since last month (click here to see them when I transplanted them), that you can’t see the chard growing in the back of the bed.

Bed 12 in May ~ Peruvian peppers & Rainbow chard

Bed 12 in May ~ Peruvian peppers & Rainbow chard

BED 12x – Eggplant & Spinach

First, why would I number a bed “12x”? Well, I created beds 1-14 first, with beds 13 and 14 against the back fence. Then I added another bed against the fence, but it was in front of bed 13. So, I named it 12x. 🙂 The spinach in this bed has been struggling. Days of 90+ degree heat weren’t very kind to them. However, the eggplant has grown tremendously! I bought the Black Beauty eggplant plants (in the back of the bed). In the front are my Listada de Gandia eggplants, which I grew from seed in my grow room. Click here to see what they looked like when I transplanted them last month.

Bed 12x in May ~ Eggplant & Spinach

Bed 12x in May ~ Eggplant & Spinach

BED 13 – Raspberries

When I planted my new raspberries last month, they were just sticks. (Click here to see them on transplanting day six weeks ago.) Now, they are sporting several new shoots each. I’m hoping to have a decent harvest in the fall.

Bed 13 in May ~ Raspberries

Bed 13 in May ~ Raspberries

BED 14 – Asparagus

In the back of the bed is my Mary Washington asparagus, which is in its third year. In the front, I planted Purple Passion asparagus in the fall. Only two spears have come through the soil out of the ten I planted. (Look closely to see the two tiny ferns.) I’m letting it all go to fern now. Click here to see how this bed looked a month ago (when the “fence” wasn’t painted yet).

Bed 14 in May ~ Asparagus

Bed 14 in May ~ Asparagus

BED 15 – Onions

Red, white, and yellow onions halfway to harvest.

Bed 15 in May ~ Onions

Bed 15 in May ~ Onions

BED 16 – Garlic

There hasn’t been growth in this bed in the past month – at least, above the ground. However, if you click here, you can see how green the garlic was a month ago. Now the tops are starting to die back as the bulbs are growing. Harvest time is approaching!

Bed 16 in May ~ Garlic

Bed 16 in May ~ Garlic

BED 17 – Lima Beans & Nasturtiums

I planted the lima beans from seed I saved from last year’s crop. I’m very happy to say that I had over 95% germination! The nasturtiums are in the middle of the bed, but the beans are too tall to see them in the picture.

Bed 17 in May ~ Lima Beans & Nasturtiums

Bed 17 in May ~ Lima Beans & Nasturtiums

BED 18 – Magenta Orach, Purslane, & Perpetual Spinach

I’d say I got 75% germination with these plants, but I lost several orach and spinach in the heat. I may try planting more this weekend.

Bed 18 in May ~ Magenta Orach, Purslane, & Perpetual Spinach

Bed 18 in May ~ Magenta Orach, Purslane, & Perpetual Spinach

BED 19 – Potatoes

My potatoes should be ready to harvest in the next couple weeks.

Bed 19 in May ~ Potatoes

Bed 19 in May ~ Potatoes

BED 20 – Black Krim Tomatoes & Herbs

I’m having trouble with growing herbs from seed this year. The borage has come up, as well as a couple of tiny purple basil seedlings. I thought I had some yarrow and bergamot, but neither of those plants in the front of the picture look like what I planted. I have no idea what they are! In the back are the Black Krim tomato plants I finally found at Lowes.

Bed 20 in May ~ Black Krim Tomatoes & Herbs

Bed 20 in May ~ Black Krim Tomatoes & Herbs

Again, if you missed my pictures of my garden set up and beds 1-9, go to How My Garden Grows in May Part 1. Next month, I’ll post pictures of my beds again, to see the changes another month brings.

How is your garden growing?

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