Wednesday, June 18, 2008

the garden in june

artichoke gone to flower

figs are coming in

santa rosa plums ripening


mix of lettuces

We have been busy in the garden, there is lots of work to be done.

We lost a lot of plants in the heat wave, and due to my stingy ways with water.

Our main veggie patch is two strips that are 3 feet wide by about 20 feet long. This is the area where the previous owners of the house grew their veggies too. The soil is lovely, but the only thing is that it is a bit too shady for optimum veggie growth, due to the two plum trees and the fig tree.

We have planted
  • 10 different kinds of heirloom tomato
  • 12 pepper plants (that aren't doing too well)
  • farmer's market blend of cut and come again lettuces
  • 6 heads of romaine
  • 6 heads of grand rapids lettuce
  • zucchini
  • pumpkin
  • spaghetti squash
  • butternut squash
  • 2 kinds of cucumber
  • bright lights chard
  • 2 kinds of corn
  • carrots
  • 3 kinds of beets
  • kentucky wonder pole beans
  • dwarf italian bush beans
  • dragon tongue beans