Monday, July 11, 2011

Garden....6 weeks later

In the beginning...

My small starter garden.  I wanted to make sure everything would take before I went crazy with plants and money.

My son's Lima bean plant looks beautiful.  We started it from seeds and it grew quickly. 


It's flowering here.

Now it's riddled with holes.

This tomato plant seems to be thriving.

See the nice green tomatoes?  Bad news...they've been like this for about 2 weeks.  They're not getting any bigger or redder.  They're not cherry tomatoes.

Look at all the leaves...full of holes. I'm so sad. I can't seem to get rid of whatever is eating it. I even invested in an organic pest spray. It seems to have slowed them down but I think it's too late now. Nothing seems to be flowering anymore.


Our cucumber plant.  It's had several beautiful yellow blossoms but something keeps eating them off.

Pepper plant.  Nothing is flowering and the leaves have small holes and tears in them.

One teeny, tiny bean on one of our pathetic bean plants.

Ironic that the last garden I planted three years ago at our old house flourished and overflowed.  I couldn't keep up with the wealth.  Silly me figured that the soil would be similar since we're less than a mile from our old place.  I don't know if I should try again next year or not.  I purposely put the one bean plant in a container on the deck to see if it would fair better.  It's not doing much better. 

The only thing that seems to be growing is my container of basil.  I'm glad it's doing good but it's the only thing.
My flowers are not doing so well either.  A lot of my flowers have disappeared and the leaves are non-existent.

No leaves on this flower.

Ironic that the only thing that seems to grow unharmed is the ivy and hostas the old owners planted.  It was everywhere.  I don't know what to do anymore.  So, I guess I'm going to let nature take it's course and hope something good comes of all my hard work.


Cheeseboy said...

Well, your son's lima bean plant is doing much better than my son's. His lasted about three days in the "wild".

Barbara said...

Yikes! I wonder what is eating all of your plants? At least you have some unknown "intruder" causing all the harm, mine just die for the fun of it!

Hungrigyrl said...

Bummer! Sorry to hear your garden is not doing well. Ours is doing so-so, I think the weather was so weird, the winter was too long and we have still not had anything grow in fully to harvest even though we planted our garden about 3 mo. ago!!! Plus the spot we planted may not get enough sun. Hope yours gets better!!!

~Mistee~ said...

At least something else is killing your plants and its not you!! I bought 2 hanging baskets and killed them both in 2 weeks. :-(. I have a brown thumb for sure.