As I mentioned in my previous post http://wp.me/p4yv1P-1I we put the garden in about six weeks ago, so I figured it was time for an update.
We’ve had a rainy first part to the season which has been good for the weeds, but it means that we’re off to a bit of a slow start.
So far all we’ve harvested has been lots of lettuce,
and a fair number of radishes. In fact it looks like I planted too many radishes and now as the weather heats up some of the larger ones that we haven’t picked yet, are going to seed.
The rest is really taking time to fill in.
The cukes are finally flowering
and I always marvel at they way they reach out with their tendrils to find something to grab onto.
A few summers ago I started building trellisses to make it easier for them to climb and have been rewarded with very productive cukes ever since.
A few other plants that like to have something to climb up are Butternut Squash
and snow peas.
By the looks of it, we’ll probably be eating fresh Snow Peas later this week.
The carrots and spinach had a slow start but they’re finally starting to take.
The Zucchinis should be flowering in another week or so
and our first Eggplant has started to take shape, despite the fact that the plant itself doesn’t seem to be in great shape.
At this point in the season we’re usually already snacking on Cherry Tomatoes by now but it looks like we’re still a few weeks away from that point this year.
Just when I thought they were not going to take at all, some of the Turnips I planted started coming up this week.
I didn’t get any shots of the Beets, the Green and Yellow Bush Beans, nor of the Swiss Chard yet, but all of those are doing well.
We’re looking forward to some sunny days in next little while and hopefully we’ll be eating lots more garden-fresh veggies soon.
Stay tuned for further updates as the summer progresses, and happy gardening!