Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Garden Notes

The Garden is a constant source of joy (and food).
Beans are starting to flower, beets are getting fat, broccoli has golf ball sized heads, and zucchinni and winter squash have baby squashes.

Harvesting peas, pac choy, swiss chard, garlic, raspberries and cherries. Blueberries will be ripening soon. Corn is almost waist high. It's time for a second thinning of the carrots; the thinned are big enough to be edible.

One of the bee hives swarmed today, and there is a football sized clump of bees hanging out in one of the apple trees.

The Parsnip That Ate Chicago (it's about 2 feet taller than me) is getting fat seeds that should be dry and ready to save in a month or so. Select spinach and lettuce plants are also being allowed to seed.

Watching and waiting.


  1. Cool - I have a black thumb for the most part, but have managed to grow some fruit trees and some edible landscaping on my property. What kills us is the lack of rain - city water sux! Just keeps vegetation hardly alive, some rain falls down and green instantly appears. We need some of that wet stuff.

  2. You are really doing well on the gardening! Makes my rather small garden seem piddling in comparison... keep up the good work.
    Be well.

  3. Sounds like the garden is doing good, my friend! How about some pics to make us wish we were there!