May 31st, 2008 at 3:26 pm
Posted By: gardenguru
Posted in: Growing Vegetables,Herbs,Landscaping

Now things are beginning to show progress. May was cooler than usual, and that seemed to slow growth.

Just like many places, we need more rain!

The yellow crookneck and One Ball are making me hungry for the taste of squash.

The first Bush Delicata and Magda are growing. Since this is the first time I’ve planted these two I’m eager to taste their flavors.

Some lettuce has already been picked. The mesclun is a pretty lettuce with lots of variety.

Both these are the Park’s Summer Glory. I’m eager to see if it really does outlast the rest.

The Sugar Sprints aren’t as tall as the Sugar Snaps, but they are loaded with more peas.

They will be ready in a few days. I rarely cook them, and often eat them as a snack in the garden or raw in a salad.

This kale is allowed to bloom so it will produce seeds for the fall crop. Behind the kale some asparagus have become ferny. But there are still stalks big enough to pick. I try to only pick stalks that are at least 1/2″ in diameter. The rest go back to add strength to the roots. This patch has produced for eighteen years. Each year I add two bags of Black Kow to keep it going.

These two radicchio made it through the winter. I was surprised when they shot up so tall. I’m hoping they will produce seeds for next year. They are in front of some very healthy French tarragon, part of which I have shared with a neighbor.

The 4th of July tomato is just about to blossom. And there are tiny green peppers just starting. This is an exciting time for a gardner!

After doing a little supervising, I caught Mia napping on the job under the garden bench.

  1. I have just perused your entire site and archives. As always I am amazed by your energy and knowledge. Thanks for your organic efforts and for all that you share. Anita

    Comment by Anita — June 1, 2008 @ 7:50 am

  2. Love all the pictures posted on your site. So vivid makes my mouth water just viewing them. Dying to try squash fried flowers have you ever had the pleasure of tasting them?

    Purchased my very first tomato plant and herbs
    I think I will begin scattering sandwiches and pastries around the garden to distract the insects until they have time to form. If this works,I will go on to zucchini…

    Comment by wannabegardner — June 27, 2008 @ 7:03 pm

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