I actually had it in me to go look around in the garden today- as you all know, I’ve kind-of burned myself out lately. Slowly, I’m getting back into the swing of things, so I thought I’d post an update.
To start, we have some broccoli! I will soon be harvesting most of it as I will probably put the bush beans in this bed.
I must say that I’m not real happy about the size of the heads or the fact that the buds are not real compact. I’m guessing they were planted too close- 1/square foot or no- it’s too close, I think. I know it’s not for lack of water!
This one is much more compact. I think I’m going to harvest them all anyway- stir fry anyone?
The peas are doing great!
And with these flowers it will soon be time to take extra care to watch for garden pests, who shall remain nameless (Karin). It’s too bad peas don’t do well in summer- they taste so good in a salad! I think I’m going to try to start peas this summer anyway, however, because I’ve read you can eat the whole shoot...it’s supposed to taste just like a pea! What a different addition to the summer salad.
The lettuce ‘Red Sails’ and second round of broccoli is doing well.
It will be interesting to see how this broccoli will do having more room. Looks like it is time to thin out that lettuce a little too :). Time for a nice salad.
Yep! Time for salad. You can’t tell in this photo, but this lettuce is huge! It is one of two remaining early sown, spring lettuces in the cold frame and it really needs to be harvested! I think coupled with the lovely ‘Red Sails’ above, it would make for a spectacular salad...hmmm, maybe add some fresh broccoli too? Yum!
Here is something that I wasn’t sure if I should laugh, or feel sorry for the poor thing-
This picture is horrible, and I apologize. It is the sad zucchini I started too early in Dex pots a while back, with a flower on it. Seed packets...what do they know! See, for those of you that seem to think I have a green thumb, I can honestly say it is just not so! Now nature on the other hand is much better at all of this, as you can see with the nice volunteer zucchini seedling next to the pathetic one!
On a cheerier note, the tomato bag is doing very well, surprisingly! I must say it has been interesting to see this thing take off.
Elsewhere in the garden things are blooming! I’m not really fond of Iris, although I recently saw a gorgeous variegated variety on another blog (can’t remember which one :) that I just loved! I’m not sure of the variety growing in my yard as they were here when we bought the house.
Unfortunately, they were beaten down today with the rain we had. This bed has been an ongoing project for a few years now- we’re getting there!
I was really happy to see that the Peony ‘Sorbet’ has quite a few blooms on it this year. It has taken a couple years to get this many buds on it- I just can’t wait to see the blooms!
That’s all for now. Hope you all have been out there enjoying your gardens!