Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Around the Garden
These days around the garden are pretty darn good...a little weeding, a little thinning and a little eating. There is still more thinning to do, mostly the beets, and the second planting of carrots, chard and kale will need to be thinned in the next week or so. We should be eating strawberries from the garden in the next few days, and the raspberry bushes are full. I think it will be a good raspberry year around here. The garlic scapes are just starting to peek out, and the cucumber, squash, zucchini, beans and peas are all doing well. We are keeping the bugs under control at the moment, they are not gone, but controlled, and if we stay on top of it all should be okay. Lupines are being enjoyed by the bees, and the first calendula flower bloomed, and then the next day three more opened up. I love calendula. I will most likely leave these first few in the garden to enjoy them, but as more blossom I will start collecting them to make some oil, and eventually use the oil in my healing salve.
A few of you have asked about the set up of our yard, the second last photo above gives you a bit of an idea. You can see the back garden behind the garage, the chicken coop is just on the other side of the garage, the front gardens are up by the fence and our home, which you can't see, is to the left. I am taking this photo standing in Reece's outdoor play space.
How are things around your garden these days?