Here are some pics from the greenhouse…
Above: third row, center. A mighty Beefsteak tomato start. I’m sure others will soon join it.
Above: Pumpkins on the left (there are five so far, but I can only see three in this pic) and cherry tomatoes on the right. I can’t wait for those tomatoes!
Above: So what you see not sprouting is pear tomatoes. On the right I have some us asparagus starts.
Above: The plants you see are cantaloupe and watermelon. I’m not sure which is which because there was an accident with the tray. Oh well.
Cucumbers. I’m looking forward to pickles.
That’s it for now.
I grew one plant of Tendergreen Burpless cukes on a 4 ft tall trellis last year and had more cukes than the wife and I could eat!!! They are aseulotbly delicious, but don’t keep well and picking is not recommended. I found a bunch of metal poles and plastic corner joints in the woods looks like tent poles or something. I drove a couple of those in the ground, connected a piece across the top, and made a net out of nylon twine. Worked like a charm!I will do more this year along with some pickling cukes, squash and zucchini. I may even try some vertical cantaloupe and use cheese cloth (cheaper than pantyhose) to support the fruit same with winter squash.I may have to give the slanted trellis a try with the climbers (cukes, squash, etc) on the West side and leafy veggies underneath and to the East. The hot afternoon sun is what does the most damage.The key to pole beans is to pick them before they get too big or lumpy. I grew Kentucky Wonders last year and as long as I picked them by the time they were about 6 , they were tender and delicious. Still have some in the freezer. I am trying Kentucky Blue (cross between Kentucky Wonder and Blue Lake) this year. Most people consider pole beans to be sweeter and more tender than bush beans. And they are easier to harvest and have a longer growing season. Just don’t let them get too big. Frequent harvesting will spur increased production so you don’t sacrifice yield.