High as an Elephant’s Eye

Last year, whenever I cleaned the chicken coop, I dumped the straw and manure on our old garden. We gave up on gardening years ago because the critters ate our vegetables before they had a chance to get started. This Spring,  I had time due to my job discomfiture to build a proper fence around the garden with a nice gate.

Because of the nitrogen rich manure, the plants have grown into a jungle. My tomato plants are six feet tall and covered with buds and tomatoes. I expect to pick the first one this week – a month earlier than ever before. The corn is growing like crazy and is already taller than it has ever been.

We have squash, and beans, and broccoli, and peppers coming up like crazy.

Here are a few pictures.