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June 17 Raised Garden Update – We have Fruit

Strawberry growing on fork
Forked Strawberry

Here are some pictures of the garden today. The strawberries have been coming along nicely, but more than not the underside is rotting in the mulch. Apparently that’s why they call them ‘straw’berries, because they grow best when mulched with straw.  Well I found another trick that I did today that is pretty nifty and may just do the trick.  I found the idea on GardenWeb to put plastic forks under each strawberry or group of strawberries and drape the vine through the fork tines keeping the strawberries off of the ground.

Cantaloupe
Cantaloupe

Below are pictures of a bell pepper, cucumber, fat blueberry, and a bee hard at work on the cantaloupe. Speaking of cantaloupe I think this is my first fruit. There is a lot going on in there and this bulb seems to be the furthest along, and closest thing to an actual fruit.

June Raised Garden Update

June Garden Update (6 of 7)Here is a photo update of my back yard raised garden beds. Everything is growing like crazy, the most fun to see progress for me personally are the cantaloupe, cucumbers, strawberries and pole beans. Earlier this week I built a structure out of bamboo for the cantaloupe to grow up and spread out. We will see how that fills out.

Henry and I tried the first strawberry last night, and while a tad sour, it was still very tasty. We are looking forward to many more.  My ultimate goal is to make my smoothie with all ingredients from the garden. On that day I will celebrate!

Here are some pictures of the progress:

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