Farming with Cianna

Farming with Cianna

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Second Garden Update

Yay! I'm so excited to finally update you on our garden. Since last time, we have had a major dry spell and then finally a huge storm. The rain really did the garden good! Well, all but my poor tomato plants.

Sadly, two of our plants were broke in the storm. Each plant had around 15 tomatoes on them, which were still small and green (we saved a few from the broken limbs, hoping that they will ripen). The limbs we absolutely could not save, were fed to the animals (they loved it) and the ones that we could help have been retied and given support. Hopefully they will make it, but there's no tellin' what will happen.

Other than that, everything is doing GREAT!!!

Our cabbage leaves are getting huge! Hopefully in a couple weeks, they will be ready!

We have more than 25 watermelons starting on our 5 plants. This is the biggest that we have at the moment. It seemed to just appear over night! How exciting!

Our Marigolds are more beautiful than ever! All of our new seeds have sprouted and the sprouts in the containers are ready to go in the ground. I can't wait until the end of the season when they are all bigger!

Our snap peas are doing wonderful! Ever since we gave them the trellises to grow up, they have been doing great!

Lastly, our moldy pumpkin seeds have turned into this mess!

(We had poured a packet of wet, moldy pumpkin seeds in the corner of the garden, thinking they wouldn't grow.... They are doing the best out of our whole garden!!)

Update me on your garden! Comment below(:


  1. Hi there!
    It's so sad that your tomatoes were broken by the storm :( Mine had bacterial speck both on leaves and fruit. Turned out there is no treatment for this disease, which apparently comes right from the seeds. I started buying mine from a recommended seller and the current ones are great, very delicious and healthy.
    Congrats on the great marigolds and watermelons. They look fabulous! Regarding the watermelons, how much space you had to free up for them, indicatively?

    1. Wow! Sorry to hear about your last batch of tomatoes, but congrats on the new ones! That is just crazy! I've never heard of that happening!

      Funny story about the watermelons. We read the package that the seeds came in and it said to spread each group of seeds about 3-4 feet from each other. Well, my sister really didn't pay attention, and she started planting them about 9 inches apart! When my aunt saw what she was doing, she immediately stopped her and made her redo it. Now we have one plant per every 4 feet. They have gotten HUGE so they pretty much grew into one big plant. We have many small watermelons that about the size of a quarter coming on, and around 5 large ones that are bigger than a softball! I can't wait until they are big enough to eat!
      Thanks so much for sharing. It is greatly appreciated here!