Monday, July 21, 2014

July 20 - Weather Back to Normal

Just through a two week hot spell and the squash and nasturtiums are loving the weather - have a look at the baby Luongo zucchini

our new compost bins have arrived - a big thank you!!
Sugar Ann peas are up but nibbled leaves are evident ........ even the carrots managed to sprout in this heat with intermittent watering!!  no parsnips showing yet though

the assorted green beans look lush (and over crowded) but only three wee beans to be found ........ hopefully next week we will have a crop -

the harvest ...... beautiful dahlias, fragrant sweet peas, baby squash, chard, kale, potatoes and lettuce - although the lettuce is likely finished as milky sap was evident on harvest

Sunday, July 20, 2014

July 6 - Water Weed and Harvest

Garlic rust this year in the garden ........ so decided to harvest - bulbs are still edible but tops are put in the trash, not the compost  - will monitor how well these cure with shortened tops ....

This  rust only affects alliums - our chive plants were removed earlier as they were the first to show rust

out comes the garlic to make room for fall/winter crops - Gladiator parsnips, Nantes coreless and Nutri Red carrots and two rows of Sugar Ann snap pea

Tomato plants are looking healthy with some nice tomatoes starting to size up - these are Fish Lake Oxheart

Volunteers hard at work .......

and today's harvest - Silverado and Eldorado chard, garlic, mint and Amish Deer Tongue and Sweetie Baby Romaine lettuces

Saturday, July 5, 2014

June 29 - Lots to Harvest

Just two of us at the garden today - so we decided to tidy and harvest .....

looking good - a big shout out to Tom for taking on this job!!

the cucumbers thrive while the peppers struggle

tomatoes in new Bed 3A are looking very healthy - Fish Lake Oxheart, Yasenichki Yabuchar, Margaret Curtain and Maglia Rosa

neat and tidy - almost time for garlic and potato harvest

The harvest - shelling peas, raspberries, blueberries, mixed lettuce, chard, kale, garlic, chives and potatoes!!