Monday, August 26, 2013

Transition - August 26

A few dedicated volunteers at the garden this morning ........ but we did manage to water, and plant a nice selection of fall veggies .....

here comes the sun

 It is always hard to decide when the summer veggies are done, especially when trying to find space for the fall/winter crops ..............

We managed to fit short rows of these all in to Bed 8

Bed 11 provided space for Bloomsdale Savoy and Samish Spinach and Mammoth Improved Onions

And the fruits of our labours - cucumbers, bush and pole beans, tomatoes, scallions, kale, basil, dill, sage and mint

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Back to the Garden August 18

What a great turn out we had for our Sunday get together ...........

check out the flowers, zucchini, zinnia and sunflower

almost hidden by our pole beans and sunflowers, our herb bed is providing dill, mint, sage, basil, parsley and thyme

here's our Russian Blue potato harvest ........... skins seemed rather rough and it appears we may have a case of "elephant hide"

lots to harvest ........ tomatoes are starting to ripen (Black Krim, Black Cherry, Sunset Falls, Sunsugar and Cheerful), kale and beans continue to provide and the peppers (Mucho Nacho, Gypsy and Melrose) are a nice addition to our bounty

the fall planting begins ............. purple sprouting broccoli starts between beds of pole beans, bush beans and kale

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

August 4 Summer Bounty Continues

This great summer weather just keeps going and going .......... no rain at all in July ....... so watering is a must

would have had an amazing beet harvest, but unfortunately our resident rodent got to most of them first;  perhaps a wee bit late, but thought we'd try again and planted more beets and carrots in the harvested potato bed

we did manage however to harvest more green beans, kale, and for those that love those cheesy kale chips, here's a link to West Coast Seeds recipe

have a look at our beautiful zinnias - perfect weather for these plants - and this kale should keep going through fall and in to winter ..........

We also planted onions and swiss chard for our winter harvest garden.