Saturday, June 14, 2014

An Early Tater Harvest

I know. June isn't the time one usually harvests potatoes.

But most people don't plant them in January, either.

After six months, the tops were dying: the sign that it's time to harvest the taters.

Red and purple taters.

They're delicious.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Early June Pix

Beans and sunflowers to support them, growing happily together.
The dill is quite happy! It's had quite a growth spurt!
Black Krim tomatoes: Not the prettiest things, but the flavor is incredible. 
Squashes. Inside the cage is a volunteer. I don't know what kind. Outside, I believe that's a carnival squash; I saved the seeds from a dinner last fall. 
We tore up the strawberry plants in the garden. Now all we have is weeds. But my, what wonderful weeds. 
I kept one little sprig of a sweet potato as an experiment from last fall when I tore out the plants. Now look what it's done. Georgia Jets.

Sure are pretty vines. I wish they produced well here in the red door greenhouse. 
First baby cucumber. The pickling cukes are the first out of the chute.
Corn. We're going to have corn, for the first time in a very long time.

The "certified  non-GMO" seeds didn't germinate worth a darn: only 4 seeds germinated (and they're in here). The rest are regular Ed Hume seeds.

Leeks have been a huge hit. I'm letting one go to seed, so I can do more of these next year!
And the Peacock Fern is going to grow. Milady likes these!

They're pretty spectacular in quantity:

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Two Sub-Greenhouses

We added a couple of what I call "Sub-Greenhouses." They're not the real thing, but I'm thinking they might help.

Nights are still pretty chilly in the NW (in the 40s), and so we're protecting tomatoes and peppers and cucumbers from the weather.

The one on the right covers a whole raised bed; the one on the left covers similar plants in pots.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

June 1 Status

Every tomato in the greenhouse is blooming; the Black Krim has a tomato growing, funny shaped, of course, but it's going to be a yummy thing.

The cucumbers and melons are blooming, too, though only male flowers thus far. Even the tomatillos are flowering.

I thinned the sunflowers that are growing among the pole beans. More sunflowers than pole beans. So I transplanted a dozen, and culled another dozen or two.

It's warm and dry; I'm watering every second day.