Thursday, June 30, 2011

The vegetable gardens in late June

 The first sowing of lettuces is now ready for harvesting. Already a dozen of these, from the raised garden, were taken to the local food bank where they were received enthusiastically.
 The next crop of lettuce is through, and I will sow a third crop soon.
 The rows of potatoes are doing well. I might add more compost to the rows to stimulate more production.
 The tomato plants are very healthy and now beginning to set their fruit. A bountiful harvest is promised.
 The green peppers are thriving too between the tomatoes and the beets.
 This is the first year in many that I have  planted beets. They look promising too.
 Carrots always do well, particularly if I neglect them.
 The cucumbers have not done as well as in the past, but we will have enough for our own home.
 The beans are beginning to flower.
And the peas and onions look good. Usually we harvest enough peas for our own use since they die off quite quickly as the summer heat mounts.

Overall, it looks as if I will be making many trips to the local food bank to share the harvest this year.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, you have such a productive vegetable garden! I'm impressed!