|I only planted two rows of peas. I planted turnips too but they were a no|
show. I won't have a huge harvest but we'll have some good seasonal eating.
|Kale is doing well.|
|So is my lettuce and multiplier onions. Radishes |
have mostly been harvested with a few left to go to seed.
|Beets! This is the first time in several years the deer haven't wiped|
out my beets. Also broccoli here, although it hasn't flowered yet.
|My chicory volunteers every year. I love the blue blossoms and the|
goats love the greens. Garlic in the background is near harvest time.
|Green beans planted up in double rows. I planted cucumbers between the|
double rows but with no rain they haven't sprouted, but weeds are growing .
This is the first time in a long time that I've mulched with straw, but we had all those bales from our make do pig digs so I've been using them.
|Volunteer dill transplanted into the cabbage row. I started |
the cabbage plants early but they have been slow to grow.
|I planted 4 rows of popcorn but hardly any has had a chance to sprout. The|
rows are filled with volunteer marigolds and amaranth. I leave the marigolds
and pull the amaranth. The roots are thrown into the compost while stalks
and leaves are chopped and dehydrated for the goats' winter mineral mix.
|I leave other "weeds" as well. This is a row of heartsease.|
It has medicinal value and makes a good ground cover.
|It appears that only about half of |
my sweet potatoes have survived.
|Elder is beginning to bloom|
|A few red raspberries|
|A baby Gala apple. Do you see how lop-sided it is? I learned from Anna|
Hess's The Naturally Bug-Free Garden (highly recommended) this is a
symptom of poor pollination. Our bees arrived too late to help this year's
apple crop, but will help correct will all fruit pollination in the future.
That's my garden report for the end of May. Hoping and praying for rain soon. How about you?