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Beckie’s garden

By Penny Stine

I swap gardening stories with anyone who plants anything, so when Beckie Giles, who is an advertising sales rep here at the Sentinel, told me how well her garden was doing, I asked her to send me photos. She sent them while I was gone to the bluegrass festival, but here they are. 

 

 

 

Beckie said this tomato is called mountain fresh, average size is 8-10 oz., matures in 76 days and was planted May 17.

 

 

 

 

I planted mine a week earlier. I have no tomatoes on my vines...

 

 

 

 

Beckie said she planted this squash from seed on May 20. 

 

 

I had to wait until May 25 to plant. My plants haven't even started flowering yet. Something has eaten several when they first came up, so I've had to replant. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She planted the cabbage as plants on May 15. 

 

 

 

I don't grow cabbage because I never think about eating it. 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

This is Beckie's red vein kale, which she planted May 27. 

Although the kale in my garden has been fabulous for a month or so, everything else in my garden is pretty sad compared to Beckie's. That's why it's never a good idea to compare gardens, merely swap stories about what works, what's tasty and how to kill squash bugs. 

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