I forgot to get pictures yesterday, so I got some today. Spent most of the morning mowing the lawn and planting flowers in front of the house.
Here’s a pic of the backyard flower bed; the white/pink flowers smell like fruity pebbles.
Side bed with blackberries. I failed to prune them and they’re a mess, though flowering.
The 3 poppies are going to flower soon.
The onions, Haven’t grown much taller.
Though they are putting out flower stalks?
There are maybe 5-6 green bean plants that are just barely hanging on.
All the cucumbers are gone. I’m starting 11 in cups. Strawberries want to flower, but I’m on the fence about letting them do so.
The turnips and beets, nothing spectacular yet.
Carrots are abysmal. I’m guessing I had bad seed. I may just let it go and see if any grow. Last year I had awesome germination..
I put two Brandywine tomatoes in the ground because their leaves were yellowing.
The potatoes are up and seem happy.
Direct sown Lettuce
Kale, a bit weedy.
Volunteer Roma Tomato in the Kale
Direct Sown Spinach
Peas are swamped. I should do something about that.
Some are putting out flowers
Transplanted Lettuce and Spinach.
They’ve been hit by the insects. The spinach is quite holey, and the lettuce has browning on the veins from munching by mites/aphids? which have colonized the inner leaves.
Spinach also is starting to bolt.
Parnsips are starting to flower
I’ll know soon enough if they’re CMS.
Radishes, first two plantings are trying to bolt.
I’ve been thinning the ones that bolted first and/or have small undeveloped roots.Here’s about the best radish so far. There are about 5 the size of this one.
3rd planting of radishes including watermelon
Fava beans, I noticed a large pack of black aphids on the middle and ants crawling up and down prodding at them. Nature’s pretty cool. Also getting some flowers.
About 3 watermelon seedlings have survived the onslaught of the slugs, somehow… Only one cantaloupe is still alive.
Here’s a reseeding of Butternut squash. Will the slugs eat them all?
Tobacco is still too small to be transplanted. I’d give it another week or so..
Celeriac getting about 2 true leaves.
That’s about all I want to show atm. I’ll do a quick update because I forgot the Chard.
There we go.