I am out in the garden a lot these days, and boy is it growing. I feel I haven’t shown you enough of the garden this spring. And now it is summer. Officially and by ambient air temperature.
Here are some new photos-
Nasturtiums, grown from seed. The first nasturtium bloom opened today.
Chickens and the garden. A fence protects my veggies. I learned the hard way. Now I know.
Turnips turnips turnips! I have 3!
Bolting lettuce bought as starts. These wonderful ones fed us throughout the spring. Mostly they fed me, but they also went into the creation of occasional all family salads.
New smaller lettuces that I grew from seed. I started them indoors in February and they are now getting large enough to pick from.
These little guys will grow into storage onions. I have quite a few planted around. A circle of them around my second planting of peas, some interspersed in a planter with lettuce (that the chickens and baby sadly have harvested a bit prematurely), and many interplanted in the main garden bed.
A cucumber and a sunflower growing together in perfect harmony. It is a bit on the late side to plant each of these, but I am still within the time limit, and I have faith in the heat of the summer to come.
Peas! and the aforementioned onions. I planted three plantings of peas several weeks apart, and the girls and I have been snacking on peas for over a month now. Here in Portland, OR, we start planting peas on Valentines Day.
Some Brassica or another going to seed. I let them flower out to attract pollinators.
Garlic! You plant in October, pull in mid July.
Dill seed sprouting. A Michigan friend gave me this seed head out of his garden two years ago, and last week I planted them. I left the seed head there as a marker, so I would know what I planted. Plus, doesn’t it look sweet?
I hope everyone is getting in some gardening time, whether it is on your front steps, in a community garden, or at your grandma’s house.
So long for now.