My garden

This is the first year here for a full garden. We did not get here (foothills of the NC Blue Ridge Mountains) until May of last year. I bought a few tomatoes and we planted corn and okra. All did pretty well.
This year I got my greenhouse and was able to start plants there. We also got asparagus, rhubarb, and strawberries. It is to hard to look at the asparagus and rhubarb and not be able to eat any. We are eating strawberries now. I have set out about 85 tomato plants. Most are looking very good with lots of fruit set. But there is a strip through the patch where the plants do not look very good. Fortunately I set out plants so that each variety is scattered around the area. Will just have to wait and see.
The squash family plants seem to be doing OK. I have had two "Eight Ball" squash bloom. Both are female blossoms and there have not been any other blooms. I thought the males usually bloomed first.
The okra has almost all germinated. The beans are being very slow. Guess it was the cooler weather. I also planted some fairly old beans from my kitchen and some others that have been around for about 4 or 5 years. If these do not do well, I will order some fresh seed.
It is interesting and also frustrating trying to learn the new climate and soil.
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Susan N.

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The Cook wrote:

out of curiosity, what zone did you come from? i am looking at moving north also and would like to hear more about you experiences (as they come and go)
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Susan:
The good news is that we can grow things all winter. Mmm cilantro. The bad news is midsummer. If the tomatoes make it through... If they start looking bad, I will root some cuttings for the fall crop.
Close to the foothills, in the piedmont, in NE GA.
John!
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