Sunday, June 7, 2009

Week 2 Update

It is now week 2 in the garden.  I've found that there are organic sprays to stop the fleas but I still don't think I like the idea of spraying on my greens.

The garden is really starting to take off--- this is part 1 as I have just so many pictures.
This is the time when most of the work is weeding and mulching as the plants get bigger.   

Below are asian greens that have some holes in them, but they still do taste good.  I'll try the greens again in the fall as that is when the fleas go away.

Zucchini and squash are coming along nicely!!  I'm waiting patiently for flowers.

Some beautiful red lettuce is taking off!!!

The raspberries coming up among the clover/grass.
needs to be lawnmowed.

The tall snap peas are starting to grow.

Onions are coming along nicely!!!  I need to weed one more time by hand.  Ugh.


Snap peas!!!

The peppers.  Interestingly some of them worked and some of them did not.  I think the batch that I did not harden off first did not make it.  Lesson learned.

Eggplant--- lots of it.

Zucchini and squash....  about 30 varieties.... would you expect anything less?

These are the green beans and the soup beans and edamame coming up!  

Potatoes-- covered once.

Rhubarb.  I can't believe it grew!

Asparagus--- all of it is growing and growing taller.  This year it needs to grow tall and then next year we can pick for the first time.

Cucumbers....finally!   The birds ate my first plantings so I had to go another round.  It was very odd and that has never happened before.  

Closeup of the peppers---- some varieties died so I think we'll only have 26 or so varieties...which still should be enough.  It's likely 600 pepper plants.

This is a strawberry from last years plantings.  Not so many plants made it last year- but the ones planted this year should be great next year and they are doing really well.  The tough part is the weeding.  Need to hand weed between them all.

Where the strawberry came from.


SteveandAlina said...

Great job! Gardening seems like the ultimate example of continuous improvement!

Blue Heron Farm said...

Looking good. Wish it were cool enough here for snow and snap peas. :( Maybe I can try again in the fall. I didn't get enough with my too-late planting.