Friday, May 21, 2010

Surviving the storm

My garden survived the Nashville flood. The three days of rain really took a toll on the garden. The plans were alright but the ground was another issue. When we planted we planted on irrigation rows. Meaning, we put trenches between all the plans and planted on small mounds. This is what saved the garden and the reason we planted that way. Trenching the garden allows water to flow from the garden and not take the plants with them. It's been about a couple months of watering, weeding, mulching and pruning and I am finally starting to see the fruits of my labor. My tomato plant was the first to get a small tomato and now, the majority of my pepper plans have flowered and have fallen over and starting to grow. The squash and zucchini are right behind. While i was taking the photos today I could really see that they are getting ready to explode. I am excited for some fresh veggies from the backyard! Next wednesday I will be leaving the country for a week (i will be blogging more about that soon) and I have a feeling that my garden is going to completely amazing when I return.


Diana said...

Looks very natural these scenery .

Brenda J. Adams said...

Really awesome to see these , guy .