Wednesday, July 22, 2009

22 July Garden Update

Garden update. Its raining like all get out but the garden is doing nice for the most part. Up front the Jacob's ladders are blooming, the peonies are just about done, the hostas have beautiful flowers, the spirea is in full bloom and the forget-me-nots and day-lillies are looking good. In the back the bush peas are about 3 feet tall, sweet peas are coming on, nasturtiums are getting ready to flower (and thus be eaten), lettuce is being harvested, cilantro, chives, rosemary, and dill are all being used for cooking and the kale is finally progressing. The salvia is blooming but looks kind of sad this year and the iris' are about played out. In the greenhouse, the tomato plants have some small tomatoes but they look king of leggy. I think we should have pinched the suckers when they were growing but we shall see. Catnip is up and usable for the cats and finally, we now have two squash on two different plants. We already got a large crop of rhubarb and fiddlehead ferns but our blue berries look pathetic this year for some reason. I am looking forward to serious plantings at the homestead. Some pictures to compare with the 2 July post (click on the photos for larger high res):

The Peonies and Jacob's Ladders were awesome this year!

Forget-me-nots and Daylillies in the front yard

Some Nasturtiums and Sweet Peas we planted this year are doing well

Our sole yellow squash.

Kale, lettuce, cilantro, taters


Nasturtiums on the deck getting ready to flower.

I forgot about the potatos, we planted a variety and they are doing well but some of our plantings have already overgrown their spot. Need to put aside more space next time.

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