My Edible Garden

I've been gardening for most of my life and have been a devoted fan of organic gardening the whole time. It just makes so much more sense to work in harmony with Mother Nature than to fight her. Besides which it is better for the planet and better for our bodies. Here you can see what I'm planting and harvesting, with gardening hints and resources thrown in for good measure.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Busy Busy May 30, 2009

Busy Busy

Well it’s really busy around here, just not enough hours in a day to keep up with everything!
gardenapril09 001The Maxi Golt peas were done for, so out they came, to be replaced by Burgandy okra and several inches of sawdust mulch
gardenapril09 004Some of the Sugar Snap peas come out and are placed by Double Yield cucumbers [thanks!] and Kentucky Wonder pole beans
gardenapril09 005Chires Baby Corn seedlings. These are the little baby corns in Chinese cooking, or left to mature they make popcorn.
gardenapril09 006The strawberry bed is interplanted with purple bush beans.
gardenapril09 007The Elephant Garlic is blooming. We got almost 5 pounds!
gardenapril09 008A spell of cool rainy weather gave the Blueshokker peas a new lease on life.
gardenapril09 010A Grimes Golden apple grows with Mammoth sunflowers, asparagus, Swiss chard, cosmos and nasturtiums.
gardenapril09 011Super Italian Paste tomatoes in large cages. Despite a wind storm knocking them over and breaking some branches, they are doing ok.
gardenapril09 012A Lemon Gem marigold. It really does smell and taste of citrus.
gardenapril09 013On the patio looking down the SW side of the house. The big green bushes in front are some of the potted potatoes.
gardenapril09 014This sad looking Red Currant tomato nealy drowned. It’s planted in an old ice chest and I didn’t realize the drain plug got closed up. But it’s making a come back and even delivered up our first taste of homegrown tomatoes.
gardenapril09 015Yard long bean seedlings in a planter by the house. They’ll grow up to shade the laundry room windows.
gardenapril09 016The trombocino squash is taking off.
gardenapril09 017On the patio tomatoes grow in old ice chests and peppers in the orange pots.
gardenapril09 018!st big red tomato, an Imur Prior Beta, it weighed 1 1/2 ounces and tasted delicious.
gardenapril09 020The Kabocha squash was rudely pruned by a pack rat
gardenapril09 021The buckwheat is blooming. mmmm buckwheat pancakes, coming up!
gardenapril09 022The chickens enjoy scratching in their new spot.
gardenapril09 023A wild sunflower with very tiny seeds volunteers in the raspberry bed.
gardenapril09 025The Baba raspberries are showing some color.
gardenapril09 026The new garden area: paths laid, beds made, planted with popping sorghum, quinoa and Bloody Butcher corn.
gardenapril09 027Potatoes in the ground out front aren’t as big and lush as the potted ones on the patio, but doing ok under 6 inches of sawdust mulch.
gardenapril09 028Bloody Butcher corn seedlings. The sticks along the edge of the bed are guides to keep small children on the path.
gardenapril09 030King of the Garden Lima beans are taking off up their trellis.
gardenapril09 031Pencil pod yellow wax beans await transplanting.
gardenapril09 032Poppies and wildflowers bloom along the driveway.
gardenapril09 033A strong smelling sage blooms
gardenapril09 034WOW! look at those melons taking off.
gardenapril09 035Yippee! A baby watermelon
gardenapril09 036The Baby Blue Hubbards are blooming. That compost pile is still hot, 138 degrees!
gardenapril09 037More wild flowers, poppies, a corn flower and a baby apple along the drive way
gardenapril09 038A bee buzzes a bright red poppy full of pollen.

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