Jun 26

End of June Garden Report

In this post from early June, I shared a few pictures from the garden to give an idea of what I had started in the various beds.

This post will show the difference that 3 weeks makes. Here we are at the end of June and everything is booming!.

The full view of my main garden plot looking east.

The full view of my main garden plot looking east.

Compare this shot (below left) of the potato patch with the earlier picture. At nearly 2 months these spuds are now showing the flower tops and during the month of July, the leafy green vegetation will wilt and die. The potatoes will be ready to be dug up at that time. Or, I may leave them in the ground for another couple of months to allow them to get bigger. They will keep very well in the soil and that saves me the trouble of having to make room in storage.

At nearly 2 months these spuds are now showing the flower tops and during the month of July, the leafy green vegetation will wilt and die.  The potatoes will be ready to be dug up at that time.  Or, I may leave themin the ground for another couple of months to allow them to get bigger.  They will keep very well in the soil and that saves me the trouble of having to make room in storage.

 

Another comparison shot — The Brussels sprouts;

Brussels sprouts are a long season crop that will be ready for harvest in mid-October.

Brussels sprouts are a long season crop that will be ready for harvest in mid-October.

These hearty plants will withstand the cold driving rains and even a heavy frost as summer fades and autumn settles in.

 

As promised, a picture of the happy gardener standing next to his mighty asparagus fronds.

I would say that the first person who mentions that Iook fat should be baniushed from my blog forever....but truth is an absolute defense.

I would say that the first person who mentions how fat I look should be banished from my blog forever….but truth is an absolute defense.

Snow peas are really producing now. I had some last night in a stir-fry I whipped up.

Snow peas picked minutes before eating them are a real treat!

Snow peas picked minutes before eating them are a real treat!

 

 

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The final shot is looking north.

LET IT GROW!

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    • potter chen on June 27, 2014 at 10:20 am
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    Wow, it’s an amazing garden. It really takes time to look after those babies. Cool.

    1. The hard work in the garden is in April and May. Now it gets easy. I just have to add water and pick fresh veggies!

    • Lara He on July 2, 2014 at 8:54 pm
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    Wonderful Garden!!! So much Green looks very healthy and organic! You are talented in Farming also.

    1. Thanks for your high praise of my garden. Although the weather is much hotter that I would like, everything in the garden enjoys the heat. This is the easy season when all I have to do is pick the vegetables.

    • Eva Shi on July 15, 2014 at 2:11 am
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    Great Garden!! It may bring you a surpise and joy each time you see any difference in the garden.

    1. Yes, Eva! That is why a garden is such as fun place for small children. For a child to see vegetables grow “overnight” is like magic!

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