My garden is doing well right now.
You can't really see much in the traditional overview because
Lubab's fava beans hide a lot of it.
My collards are way back from what
they've been lately. The old ones just got to the point where they
were too big and too old. They gave me a lot of food over a long
time, but I'm just not interested in them right now. I planted a
few crowns from the purple collard that may or may not make it. If
they don't do well probably I'll plant them again in the fall or
something like that.
The iris thicket is doing well. I'm
going to have to thin the patch a lot in the fall. Right now the
flower season is just starting. I get a wand with three purple
bearded flowers every week or so from it. Virginia thinks the
flowers are "so pretty!"
The roses are just starting to put
out flowers. So far I've gotten about one flower from each plant.
Those carrots I planted last fall
are doing well. Going to harvest one soon and see how the flavor
So far I've planted three tomato
plants. This one is doing the best. The reason is that I put a
copper ring around the base. That kept the snails off of it. After
I realized that helped by seeing the others munched back
dramatically I put copper rings around them to, but it was a bit
The sage flowers are looking good at
That strawberry plant is looking so
Yumm! Artichoke season is just
I expect the garlic will be dying
back soon. I'll harvest it then.
The cabbages look good. See that
slender vine behind them? That's the kiwi, which is just waking up
from its winter nap. I'm hoping the cabbage will get to harvest
time before the kiwi shades the area. Probably I should have
planted the cabbages a month or so before I did (mid November).
The problem was I was too busy with election season. This year I'm
going to try and do better on that.
The raspberries are looking bushy
now. Seems like just a month ago they were naked dead stems. Soon
enough they will be giving me berries. Looking forward to that!
I'm going to turn under this fava
bean patch real soon. the plan is to put a blue corn patch there.
I kept a few ears from last years corn crop to plant there. They
were tiny corn plants. I hope the crop breeds true, but I'm afraid
it cross bred with Lubab's giant corn crop. We'll see...
The oregano and watercress are both
That zucchini has taken to the spot
The dirt is so brown now because I
put a yard of compost on the plot a week ago. Once or twice a year
Karen gets together a group buy of the stuff from Wheeler's
stable. It's composted horse manure. Looks like the plants are