The big garden on June 26 -- picture perfect!
Summer is well and truly here, as seen in the explosive growth in the gardens. I’m happy to report, though, that not all the growth comes from the weeds (though there are plenty of those!). Care to take a look around?
Chamomile, started from seed, in its first bloom. I smell tea!
For such a girly-girl cabbage, "Frigga" is coming on strong, even with all the ruffles
Sweet sugar snap peas, begging to be picked! (Yes, I did -- and I ate them on the spot.)
The flint corn is still struggling with weeds, but I'm working on the situation
Finally getting some weeding done in the oats, too -- they're looking good!
Salsify, lentils, and rutabagas (which, believe or not, were thinned!)
The carrots have been thinned, too, to allow the roots to plump up a little more: so far, so good!
The pac choi (left) still dominates, but the golden chard is growing nicely
Celery plants have filled out, though I'm not sure what to do next -- prune a little?
The cucumbers and dill have been basking in the heat --- look at them grow!
I worked in the garden both yesterday and today for 1 1/2 to 2 hours at a time, weeding a few more rows in the grain patch. But each day I was rewarded with fresh produce: snap peas, radishes, Hakurei turnips, pac choi, chard, dill, lettuce, and chamomile blossoms.
And just look at what we have to enjoy later!
Cleanup, Garden, Vegetables