Sunday, May 31, 2009
This Immortality is a reblooming iris. Sometimes it comes back in Sept but last year it didn't. I think I should have composted after it finished blooming in June and kept it well watered during the heat of summer for it to come back again. I love the pure white of this bearded iris.
Saturday, May 30, 2009
This is my herb bed with sage, parsley, tarragon, dill, basil, oregano, stevia with tomatoes in the rear.
The strawberry bed did well with all the rain.
My cauliflower blocks.....
The Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage with toms in back row.
Brussel sprouts, iceberg lettuce, pole beans and peas behind new bed of radishes.
Broccoli, eight of them, with sugar and snap peas in rear.
These plants have done well in the rain. I'm hoping for warmer days so the plants can get some growth going. I notice the tomato plants seem to be 'on hold' in the colder days and nites. They haven't had any growth since planted over 2 weeks ago, but the nites have been in the 40s and the days lately in the 50s and low 60s. I think we are going to get some 70s daytimes this week. That should do some good.
Friday, May 22, 2009
Red lettuce to the left of one of my eggplants.
Spinach. I've already taken outside leaves off and enjoyed some in a salad.
Sugar Snap peas are getting tendrils and will be climbing the twine soon.
The first of my cauliflowers are heading up.
I'm so pleased to see crops starting. I also have potatoes sprouting and my Chippewa blueberries have a few growing and cabbage is up but not heading yet. Some of the tomatoes have yellow blossoms. I'm enjoying this square foot gardening immensely.
Monday, May 18, 2009
With frost expected tonite, I dug out every old towel and sheet I owned to cover my beds against it. The front strawberry bed is covered with a blue tarp and the rest is a double layer of row cover. I hope this is the last frost of the year.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Forefront, peas and pole beans left and iceberg lettuce.
Longview of my beds today.
Forefront left cukes and next to them peppers.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Overview of the garden plot. I've been adding more to the beds. Even added Glad bulbs and red Salvia to the annual flower bed at the rear.
Zucchini under 2-liter bottles, melon areas under black plastic for warming.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
My herb bed in the forefront with Rosemary, parsley and sweet Marjaram with water buckets warming in the noonday sun for watering my beds. One bucket is compost tea and one is alfalfa tea. More herbs are going in after the rain stops. I've tucked marigolds into one square in each bed. Nasturtiums will go in another sqare in each bed as well. The beds are 2 by 12 inches high by 4 ft wide.
I had to add my 6 Alpine strawberries to the annual flower bed. There wasn't room in their official bed this year. To the left is the potato patch and behind it is the future corn patch.
I got some Junebearers and everbearer strawberry plants and there were 2 plants to a pot which I didn't realize until I started planting, that's why the perennial Alpines had to be put elsewhere.