Saturday, September 6, 2014

North Woods Garden Update: Late Summer

The straw bale garden is flourishing!
One of our pure beeswax 4" pillars rests nicely in the fast growing green bean plants

Our first broccoli!

We had our first green bean harvest yesterday
One of our pure beeswax candles next to our one and only melon to show its size

One melon. Now if I could only remember what kind it is and if I can only keep it alive now that the temperatures are beginning to dip.

Our cherry tomatoes are beginning to ripen!

The other tomato varieties are getting bigger. Now all we  need is for them to ripen.

The carrots would have appreciated being in the straw bales versus the shallow stair step containers

The zucchini has been the most productive of the plants. And yes, you can grow the strangest things in these straw bales. Contact me and I'll send you some Scent from Nature; 100% Pure Beeswax Candles "seed". ;o)
All in all, the straw bales won the north woods garden test. I like the look of the stair step container but it didn't do as well. I will add more drainage to the containers next year and see how they do. I plan to triple the size of the straw bale garden.