Prepare to be bored. I always wonder how the garden compares to previous years. So this is for next year. I've taken a ton of notes and putting to permanence here. Good list if you are curious about the drudgery and numbers of gardening.
April: Temps above average, below average rain.
May: First half, above average temps and normal rain. last half, below normal temps, above normal rain.
Current: Temps above normal, no rain yet this month.
Beans: 15 plants of three varieties. Bugs love them. DE powder and Neem helping, CE powder more. Plants 2-4' high.
Broccoli: 19 plants. Cups seems to be preventing insect damage. Plants are 5-12' high. Healthiest plants up front in shade of house. Weakest plants along N fence.
Brussies: 3 in main garden about 5" tall. 5 in N Flower garden about 6" tall. NF garden plants much healthier. No cups, surrounded by thorny rose twigs, transplants.
Cantaloupe: 2 plants, less than 6". Transplants. Look smaller than they should.
Carrots: Larger interspersed with peas. Little Finger carrots in vertical garden. Plants 3-4" tall.
Cucumbers: 1 surviving transplant. I new seedling emerged, 1 seed not yet emerged. Plant is 3" cu.
Delicata squash: 2 plants approx 7" cu. No sign of squash borer.
Eggplant: 1 transplant. Bugs love it, DE and neem helping. Plant recovering, making new leaves to replaced eaten leaves. 3" tall
GDE Winter Squash - 3 Transplants about 1' cu. No sign of squash borer. Neem applied and copper antifungal. Plants look very good. Has flower buds.
Kohlrabi: 4 plants from seed, about 4" tall. Have cups, no insect damage.
Lettuce: Loose leaf at peak. Green leaf and Tangy looking good, needs another week or two. Arugula past peak.
Peas: Both varieties looking fantastic. 12-18" tall, beginning to flower.
Potato: 12 on N Fence, 8 up. 6 on deck, all up. Looking good.
Strawberries: 28 healthy plants. Flowering with new berries.
Summer Squash: 4 plants about 1' cu. Very healthy, with baby squash. Used DE, Neem and copper anti-fungal. No sign of squash borer.
Watermelon: Two surviving transplants, smaller than should be at 5". Seeds planted May 25ish not up.
Zucchini: 2 plants 12/18" cu. Healthy, has buds. Applied DE. Neem and copper fungicide as dying leaves per fungus. Worked great. No sign of squash borer.
PEPPERS - (16). 3 Purchased Farmers Market 8 " tall. 13 transplants 2-7" tall.
Figi: 1 small, stunted
Green Chinese: 1
Yellow bell: 1
TOMATO (40) 5 Purchased Famers Market about 18" high. 35 Transplants from 2-10" high. A few volunteers and new plants not counted this round.
Dr Wyche's: 5
Gold Medal: 1
German Pink: 1
Hungarian Heart: 3
Jazz: 3, 1 dying
Orange Strawberry: 2
Royal Hillbilly: 4
Tye Dye: 1
Yellow Pear: 1
Mosquitos arrived today, many of them. Last week was very rainy so there ya go. One begonia from bulb emerged. Lilac flowers almost dead. Initial bloom 2-3 weeks ago. Sawflies eating old leaves of rose bush, neem did not help. Roses bloom beginning June 1. No flowers on 4-5 yr old apple tree. Few cherries on 4-5 yr old cherry tree died. Newest flower garden in front seems nutrient poor, NOTE: add compost next spring. All gladiolus up, 1-2' tall. bunnies leaving alone. Okra came up last week. 2-3 yr old Blueberries struggling but doing better once coffee grounds dumped there. A ton of mystery plants. Herb spiral herbs don't seem to be growing at rate I expect. Added some Miracle Grow fertilizer this am to all the front gardens, we will see what happens!