How My Garden Grows in May 2015 ~ Part 2

Last post, I shared with you the first half of my May garden. (Click here if you missed Part 1.) So, today, I’m proud to share with you the rest of my garden.

You’ve seen beds 1-9; here are beds 10-20. Don’t forget to click the links to see how each bed looked last month. The difference since last month is great to see!

BED 10 – Sweet peppers & lettuce

My peppers have grown a bit, but not as much as they normally would in a month. However, we did have very cool nights in the beginning of the month – which helped the lettuce grow faster than the peppers. My Red Sails & Reine des Glaces lettuce is looking great, and I need to start harvesting (and make room for my peppers). Click here to see the bed last month when I first planted everything.

Bed 10 in May 2015 ~ Sweet peppers & lettuce

Bed 10 in May 2015 ~ Sweet peppers & lettuce

BED 11 – Okra, lettuce, & chili peppers

Last month, all you could see were my tiny Fish pepper seedlings. Now, you can see the okra (in the back), the Black Seeded Simpson lettuce, and my slowly growing Fish peppers.

Bed 11 in May 2015 ~ Okra, lettuce & chili peppers

Bed 11 in May 2015 ~ Okra, lettuce & chili peppers

BED 12 – Chard, celery, & slicing tomatoes

All you could see in this bed last month were the two chard plants that came back from last year and my tomato transplants. Now, you can see the new chard seedlings, too – as well as how much the tomatoes have grown. I still haven’t planted the celery (in between the chard and tomatoes), but that will be done this coming weekend.

Bed 12 in May 2015 ~ Chard, celery, and slicing tomatoes

Bed 12 in May 2015 ~ Chard, celery, and slicing tomatoes

BED 12x – Fallow & perpetual spinach

Last month, I sowed Magenta orach and Perpetual Spinach seed in this bed. The orach did not grow (top of the bed), but the perpetual spinach is doing fine (bottom of the bed). I decided that I would leave the top fallow for a while and plant Tromboncino squash there (to climb the fence) after the dreaded squash vine borer mating season is over (mid-July or so).

Bed 12x in May 2015 ~ Fallow & perpetual spinach

Bed 12x in May 2015 ~ Fallow & perpetual spinach

BED 13 – Raspberries

Compared to last month, there’s not much growth. However, if you look closely, you can see the flowers and berries growing now.

Bed 13 in May 2015 ~ Raspberries

Bed 13 in May 2015 ~ Raspberries

BED 14 – Asparagus

My asparagus fern looks like a forest compared to last month. (I also need to weed this bed again, obviously).

Bed 14 in May 2015 ~ Asparagus

Bed 14 in May 2015 ~ Asparagus

BED 15 – Slicing tomatoes

My tomatoes have certainly grown since last month, but most of the Amish paste tomatoes in the front end of the bed are looking kind of scrawny. I’ll be feeding them this weekend, so I hope that helps.

Bed 15 in May 2015 ~ Paste tomatoes

Bed 15 in May 2015 ~ Paste tomatoes

BED 16 – Slicing & cherry tomatoes

You can definitely see how much these tomatoes have grown since last month. My cutting-transplants are doing well, too. (First two plants on the front end of the bed.)

Bed 16 in May 2015 ~ Slicing & cherry tomatoes

Bed 16 in May 2015 ~ Slicing & cherry tomatoes

BED 17 – Eggplant

My eggplant has survived the flea beetle onslaught, and are growing fine and flowering. They’re much bigger than last month.

Bed 17 in May 2015 ~ Eggplant

Bed 17 in May 2015 ~ Eggplant

BED 18 – Chili peppers

These peppers seem to be growing a bit more quickly than my sweet peppers. (Click here to see them last month.) I have fruit on a couple of them already.

Bed 18 in May 2015 ~ Chili peppers

Bed 18 in May 2015 ~ Chili peppers

BED 19 – Butter peas & fallow

Last month, my butter peas were just coming out of the ground. Now they’re getting ready to flower soon. In the middle of June, I’ll plant some more snap beans in the fallow end of this bed (staggering my planting).

Bed 19 in May 2015 ~ Butter peas & fallow

Bed 19 in May 2015 ~ Butter peas & fallow

BED 20 – Chili peppers and slicing & cherry tomatoes

Since last month, there has been definite growth in this bed. The peppers on the left are Filius Blue peppers, and they won’t grow very tall, just like the tomatoes on the far right side of the bed (Tiny Tim tomatoes).

Bed 20 in May 2015 ~ Chili peppers and slicing & cherry tomatoes

Bed 20 in May 2015 ~ Chili peppers and slicing & cherry tomatoes

It’s getting exciting in the garden now because my plants are flowering and starting to fruit. Harvesting is just around the corner.

Again, if you missed the first half of my garden pictures, please see How My Garden Grows in May Part 1. At the end of the year, I’ll present a slide show of my garden through the seasons.

How is your garden growing?

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