Michael has outdone himself this year expanding our vegetable garden but the weather has not been co-operating. It’s the driest it’s been in over 100 years and the winds were fierce and long this spring. Even with all of this we have more growing than any other year. Every morning we walk around with a cup of coffee in hand and look at what’s coming up, what’s not, plan for what to plant next and when should we harvest. It’s a lovely way to start the day.
We’re still getting radishes although they are so hot I can barely eat a whole one.
Last year we tried turnips and got small spindly things. We got more out of the green tops than the root! This year we are having success. Later I will post a recipe for one of my favorite soups- Potato Turnip soup (the only reason I plant turnips is to make this soup!).
Finally we’ve gotten some rain and the wildflowers are popping out. This flax is one of my favorites. It typically shows up in June and the bright blue is gorgeous coming out as one of the first spurts of summer color.
We used to grow everything in the side garden. For the last two years the tomatoes we grew here got some sort of fungus. We are trying other things now that Michael expanded our growing area. This year we are making it the corn, potato and squash garden. The corn is doing good. This is another first for us. I grew it years ago (before I knew Michael) and it was really spotty- the corn, that is.
This is a garden bed Michael kept covered in plastic up until a week ago. Compared the beds that were open this one went gang-busters. The long term plan is to glass it in.