Monday, March 8, 2010

Garden Update

Here’s a few things that have been going on in the garden.

DSC_1026_3423 March 6, 2010 – The tomato seeds sprouted.  They were planted, along with pepper seeds, on March 1.

DSC_1029_3426 The lilac continues to perfume the garden air.

DSC_1036_3433 The broccoli has bolted.  The final harvest was made and the plants removed to make way for summer crops after the soil is amended.  Note:   the Lobelia in the background.  I have been unsuccessful in capturing how dark the purple is on this Crystal Palace variety.  Finally, the color shows when it’s not the focal point.

DSC_1037_3434 The beets are really starting to take off.  I usually thin out the smaller ones; but now they’re really starting to get big,

DSC_1046_3443 The Red Flame grape is starting to show signs of life.  The vine was fed today.

DSC_1053_3445 These little caterpillars along with their thug friends the pill bugs and earry wigs (earwigs) have been found guilty and executed for the damage they have done to the cabbage.

DSC_1054_3446 Most of the rest of the cabbage was salvaged.  The bed is now completely vacant awaiting amendments so the summer beans and savory can be planted.

DSC_1359_2753 Carrots continue to produce.  A bunch was recently harvested to add to a pot of mushroom/wine chicken.

DSC_1085_3387 Peas continue to go nuts.  Now that the heat is cranking up, the pods are filling out at an accelerated pace.  They joined the carrots in the pot with the chicken.

DSC_1020_3322 All the fruit trees have been fed:  plum, peach, apple, pear, nectarine, apricot, fig, grapefruit, orange, mandarin, lemon. 

1 comment:

Francesca said...

Beautiful photos and soo much produce and flowers already! We're expecting another snow storm tomorrow, I think I live in the wrong corner of the world.