Two of the 8' tall sunflowers are blooming. I would have documented it but my camera was at home.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Everything has a bit more breathing room now that even more carrots have been pulled, bean plants composted, and lettuce picked for one final home grown salad. My concentration has shifted to fruiting plants: tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, and eggplant.
Monday's harvest included a few more baby beets, beet greens, lettuce, beans, and some funny looking carrots.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
My first hot pepper is growing fast. I checked back in the posts and found that this guy is a variety of Poblano. The plant seems happy: it's growing in a compact manner and putting out many flowers. Another baby pepper has started to grow. At home we're still wondering if we'll be able to handle the spicy bounty.
The eggplant has its first lovely lavender flower. There are some other eggplants in the garden and I'm wondering if they're open pollinators. Will this one become my first homegrown eggplant or will I need to wait for flower #2?
Friday, June 11, 2010
Two Crookneck Squashes are growing and even making tiny blossoms. The plants need more sun and I might remove some bush beans in a week or two if it doesn't get any bigger. The leaves should be about 8 inches across, not 3.
Our lettuce supply is dwindling and just in time for the summer heat. We'll move to farmer's market leafy greens by July. Although I planted less this year, it turned out to be just the right amount. I shared some during the height of the season and now we're down to the last few heads just as it's starting to toughen.
As usual, there are about 15 marigolds too many in this picture. In addition to the row at the bottom, several stragglers popped up between the beets, in the center of the plot, and even under some of the bush beans. Last week I ruthlessly removed volunteer tomato plants. Next week I'll find a home for marigolds.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Super Amazing Action Shot
Beans! Peas and Lettuce