22 thoughts on “May Garden Update and Tour of Our Zone 6 Midwest Garden – Week Two

    The Gardening Addict Channel

    (July 1, 2018 - 9:30 pm)

    Hey Jim, nice garden update, everything is looking really good. We've had some crazy weather too. With couple of late frosts and then its seem like it just skipped spring and went straight into summer with the temperature. A lot of my greens have already bolted and I re sowed some in containers that I can cover. I really like the unusual petunia planters. I have a few ideas I'm trying out myself this year with planters. T

    Little Bean's Garden

    (July 1, 2018 - 9:30 pm)

    So sorry to hear about the corn. Your garden has so many great looking seedlings. I love the petunia stump planter . Those chives look so pretty with the little flowers. Your irises are so pretty. Great update friend! Big hugs to u and the Mrs. 😊

    BobMels Gardens

    (July 1, 2018 - 9:30 pm)

    Your garden is looking great. Happy Mothers Day to your bride.
    Best wishes Bob. 🌴🌴

    scott b

    (July 1, 2018 - 9:30 pm)

    Here in the UK the weather has been really wonky donkey,one minute it's too hot and the next it's like Amazon rain 😐
    Question… Are you using wood chip as mulch? Thanks 👍

    Old School Home & Garden with Sasha

    (July 1, 2018 - 9:30 pm)

    I’m so glad the grafted tomatoes made it… Now we just have to wait and see who is who 😉

    Old School Home & Garden with Sasha

    (July 1, 2018 - 9:30 pm)

    I waited too long to thin the radishes and now I feel bad pulling them 😉 So I guess I’ll end up with little ones 😊 Well, it was just an experiment. There is always next time 😁

    Old School Home & Garden with Sasha

    (July 1, 2018 - 9:30 pm)

    I’m gonna write my comments in the order I watch so I don’t forget (you don’t have to reply to all😊).
    So, the weather – I just can’t believe the difference in temperatures just within few days this year. Same here – we had 85, 103, 65, 78 and 105 – these are consecutive days…

    50 shades of green

    (July 1, 2018 - 9:30 pm)

    awesome update Jim !!

    Joey Sehlag

    (July 1, 2018 - 9:30 pm)

    Garden is looking great! Wife and I were talking about the heat here also. I think we're in for a long hot summer since spring only lasted 1 week. Our plants have really taken off from the heat but our spinach bolted as well.

    CB's Greenhouse and Garden

    (July 1, 2018 - 9:30 pm)

    Been some crazy weather no doubt! Freeze last week to mid 90's this week. Hate to see the bugs already moving in on ya buddy! Checked my new bales yesterday and they running from 140 to 152 degrees. About another week and they will be ready. Yours looks real good! Heck everything is looking good for ya. Hope you have a great weekend.

    Deb Bart

    (July 1, 2018 - 9:30 pm)

    Awesome garden you have going. It looks like here in the NoEast we are at least 2 weeks behind you. Normally our goal is to have all store bought plants in by 5/31/18. My Irises are just starting to send up flower stalks. Love following your garden.

    A little dirt never hurt

    (July 1, 2018 - 9:30 pm)

    Great update! Everything is looking happy! I did not film it, but I dumped a whole tray of 72 cherry toms, and of course there was a few varieties. It'll be a surprise when planting lol. Have a great weekend Jim:)

    Gary Bivens

    (July 1, 2018 - 9:30 pm)

    Really nice garden

    The Millennial Gardener

    (July 1, 2018 - 9:30 pm)

    Everything looks great. I bet you thought this past winter would never end! Glad to see the grafted tomatoes are doing so well.

    I believe it takes 3 years or more to grow a pineapple fruit from a pineapple top. I don’t think it will fruit this year looking at the size, but I could be wrong. If it doesn’t, you may need to re-pot it. Hopefully the roots won’t be too advanced by then.

    scott FOSS

    (July 1, 2018 - 9:30 pm)

    Hi Jim. You sure do have a nice set up. If you have bug problems, I know some people who use small containers of Apple cider vinegar that they set out on there rows of plants. Some people also use Beer in the same way. We hang them in apple trees to fight off the caterpillars. Also if birds are thirsty they will tug at the young plants for moisture, so set out water resources for them if you don't already. I am finally hardening off my plants this past week and will get them planted starting on Sunday.  Take care

    Jack B

    (July 1, 2018 - 9:30 pm)

    Oh Jim, farmers just can't catch a break. Some days I wish my hobby was watching tv.. anyway good luck..

    jacki comber

    (July 1, 2018 - 9:30 pm)

    Are you going to be collecting your own seeds?

    Jim

    (July 1, 2018 - 9:30 pm)

    I had to put electric fence around my garden to keep cats out.We have 90 degre

    My Hillside Garden

    (July 1, 2018 - 9:30 pm)

    Jim, sorry to hear about your corn. The critters this year are just unbelievable! And the weather has all of us at a loss for certain crops. Those grafted tomatoes look fabulous! I love the petunias in the log. Wish some of my trunks were large enough to do that. Your garden does look lovely. That columbine is unusual. Love your iris. Purple is one of my favorites. Look forward to seeing the cotton. Thanks for the tour, always enjoyable. Have a lovely weekend. We are getting rain for the next five days, it looks like. I think it is April, instead of May.

    UT33200

    (July 1, 2018 - 9:30 pm)

    Your garden helper might be the corn culprit. When new those corn sprouts look a lot like grass and our cats chew on them and pull up at times. Tons of really cool stuff getting going. That horse radish seems pretty cool, but it may get even more burden really soon. The grafted tomatoes are getting really strong really quick. That Aunt Ruby tomato may be the best tasting green variety there is. For some reason the Black Krim has been coming in weak to start for us every time this year and we have planted over 20 at 3 different times. Really excited now that the warm weather is here. We have a cold Mother's Day weekend now, but after it looks like nothing but climbing warm. Thanks for the share!

    P. C.

    (July 1, 2018 - 9:30 pm)

    You sure have been busy!
    This month is completely different than last year and I am so annoyed. I waited to start my seeds and then had horrible germination even on my Black Krim. I don't get it but that's okay cause I can watch yours 🙂
    Your iris is gorgeous. How many years do you have to wait before you can register it?
    On your lettuce, will you thin them out? I planted a row and much to my surprise it all popped up. I wasn't expecting to get anything lol.
    I'm looking forward to watching the milkweed that you and Josh planted. I've not tried that yet but I do have a packet of Columbine seeds so I was happy to see the size of the plant.
    Your garden looks really good Jim. Just seeing yours tempts me to plant my stuff out but i ain't doing it lol!
    Good Saturday morning to you and have a great weekend!👍

    vicki perkins

    (July 1, 2018 - 9:30 pm)

    Always enjoy your videos. The iris you bred is a beauty 😊

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