Daily Archives: June 17, 2014

garden update June16,2014

Our leeks have started to grow. We spent two days weeding the bed to discover them. We sowed them directly into the beds. We do have some leafy lettuce, romaine lettuce and spinach that have come up. I plan to re-sow the empty patches where nothing has come up to fill in the bed. If you first don’t succeed,try, try again.
Lettus

You can see the baby leeks. You almost need a magnifying glass.

BabyLeek

The top picture is the rock bed 5 weeks ago. The bottom picture is the same bed today. We are very pleased. It looks like the baking soda and flour in combination with garlic around the brocoli, cauliflower and cabbage has worked to save our crop this year. The moths have been here, but no sign of larvae this far. Hurray!

CabbageBroCauif

Our Celery is thriving. I really didn’t realize how slow celery grows. It takes 5 months. This is about the size it grew the first year I planted it in our beds at harvesting time. This year I sowed it inside and then planted it in the mini green house. Look we are going to have normal size celery by harvest time this year.

Celery

We used trellises that we had lying around for supports for our tomatoes in the poly tunnel. We are going to use stick as supports for our beef tomatoes between the trellises. This is experimental, but I think it could work quite nicely. If you asked Hubby he would say it was his brain storm and if you ask me it is mine. We will call it a joint collaboration (LOL).  Either way it was a brilliant idea, that we came up with and it looks really nice as well.

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MaterSupport1

Low and behold we have tomatoes. The tomato plants are full of flowers. We might actually have a bumper crop this year. Our first one since we have had this garden.

GreenMaters

We have our first strawberries that are turning red.

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I have already eaten 2 ripe strawberries. I couldn’t wait to try them. We are going to have strawberries for Midsummer.

BeansPeas

We have finally strung up the Borlotti beans, string beans and peas. It was a jungle of weeds and every thing was all tangled up. It took 3 days to get it all in order. It finally looks like it should.

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