Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Garden May 27th

Here is the garden a couple of weeks ago. Let me just say that there is already a huge difference. I'll have to get out there this week and take updated photos so you can see.

I managed to keep this Geranium alive all winter in the greenhouse. I moved it outside in May because it was getting so huge. It doesn't seem to be thrilled with where I put it though. I may have to do some rearranging.

The shelving my dear King built for me in the greenhouse. I love it!

This is the cherry/grape tomato plant that has been growing for several months. We've eaten several ripe ones already. One weird thing is how some of them are small and round like a cherry tomato and some are larger and oval like a grape tomato. Me thinketh some pollen may have gotten confuseth.

Beside our front door is my wanna be cottage garden. This little area is doing well. Queen Elizabeth rose with French Lavender and old style snapdragons. I now have Lilies blooming there as well. Pictures to come.

This is what Asparagus looks like when it's done being picked. It grows into very tall fronds that you leave till fall. Once they turn brown from the frost, you cut them down and mulch. These are being held up with string wrapped into our fencing behind them. Otherwise they'd be laying on the pathway (which is where they were right before I fixed them for the photo ;D)

This is our strawberry bed. The strawberries are done now. We warded off birds with a combination of moving the fake snake around every few days and the little windmills I picked up at target.

See how much the sugar snaps and snow peas have grown??? We've reaped a bountiful harvest this year. They are about done due to the high temps we've had the last week. I'm hoping to get the last of them picked the next couple of days before the plants really croak.

I started these cabbage from seed. This is the first year I've done well with them. I hope they survive the cabbage moths and heat well enough to get a nice head on them.

You just can't beat the taste of fresh broccoli. My heads were extremely small this year but very good. I'm hoping to try a fall crop as well.

These are my Yukon Gold potatoes. They seem to get a whole lot taller than potatoes I've grown before. In fact, a couple were tall enough to get snapped off in a recent storm. Sigh. Here's hoping I still have a harvest this year.

Well, that's it for this tour. Stay tuned for the June update coming your way!


live4evermom said...

Wow, it looks awesome. Good job!

teachingmom08 said...

What a great job! Love your cottage garden in the front of your house...I bet it is a fragrant spot with that lavender planted there.

Missi said...

how does your garden grow? ~~Splendidly I see! Love the fake got me with that pic...ha!