Scarlet Runner Beans
Speckled Roman tomatoes: these guys are huge! Hope they taste good.
Finally my year for beets!!!
Morning glories on the arbor
Thai Basil: planted in a pot on the patio so that I could pick it more readily. Have I used it yet?...um, just once, but it sure does look pretty!
We've been overrun this year:
You know the wild rabbits are too tame when you can stand within arms reach and have a conversation with them about rabbit stew and fuzzy bunny slippers and they never flinch!
Downpour last night: 3.7 inches total and a lot of the corn got knocked over.
Bronze Beauty Lettuce-these have held up so well in the heat without bolting and they form such nice neat bunches.
Carrots & Fava Beans
A couple of kohlrabi
It's really been a month since I posted anything garden related?! That's hard to believe. We had a beautiful rainbow last week.
We've got about half of the garden planted now: potatoes, corn, lettuce, carrots, onions, squash, cucumber, leeks, peas, melons and some of the beans.
My experiment with the artichokes came to nothing very early in the season. We had an outbreak of aphids that spread from a hibiscus plant. I mixed up a "natural" spray for my seedlings which had oil, soap and water in it. I think the oil ended up coating the leaves and basically smothering them. They slowly died. I have no seed left, so artichokes will have to wait for another year.
The rest of my seedlings are not looking so hot either-as well as the aphids appearing on pretty much everything I may have some damping off. I do not like peat pots. I've come to the conclusion that they promote the growth of mold. Even with my fan running, I've not been able to keep them from turning white. Note to self: order plastic pots for next year.
Expecting rain tomorrow, but the rest of the week looks nice so I think it's time to start hardening off what pathetic seedlings I have before they all bite the dust.
The bluebirds have been hanging around. Hope they'll nest in the box by the garden again this year. I love seeing them whenever I go down to work.
We had 3-4 inches of snow last night! It all melted today, but that should be our last one before spring is official here...right?! Hope so, I'm ready!
Beautiful day, a bit windy but very warm. I moved some of the garlic that were coming up where I didn't want them and transplanted into their new location. I couldn't resist throwing a few seeds in the ground as well: lettuce, kale and spinach.
One of our amaryllis opened up today.