Saturday, June 16, 2012

The Mid-June Update
 Music and German Extra Hardy garlic.  I just removed the scapes earlier this week.  They are doing beautifully in the raised bed.
 Winona strawberry bed after being renovated.  Old foliage was removed.  The middle and rear plants were removed to leave room for air circulation.
 Snow Princess sweet alyssum that was started from seed.
 Jacob Kline Monarda
 Navaho blackberries are developing.
 Tiki Torch coneflower.  This is it's third year.  Not a very vigorous coneflower by any means.  Still not much bigger than when I ordered it.  Disappointing.
 Major Wheeler honeysuckle is blooming its heart out.  Hummingbirds have been visiting it!
 My "shell" garden.  Heirloom, vining petunias are along the left side.  Copra onions in front.  Scarlet Nantes carrots and Salad Bush cucumbers are to the right.  Two Tango celery plants are ready for harvest in the rear.
An interesting comparison.  Above are my Copra onions on June 2nd.
 Exactly 14 days later.  It is a great gardening year so far!
 Salad Bush cukes on their compact 3 foot vines are already ready for their first harvest.
 I bagged blossoms a few weeks ago.  I'm considering leaving on the bag to see what happens.  I will probably have to cut it away at some point since this is a Kellogg's Breakfast tomato.  They're not tiny.  :)
 A Sandul Moldovan, Kellogg's Breakfast, and two Sun Gold tomatoes in one of the 3' x 3' raised beds.  THRIVING!  Finally a great tomato far.
 Fat N' Sassy bell peppers are doing wonderfully.
 They are already producing a bunch of peppers.
 One of my favorites.  Echinacea purpurea.  Unimproved, and perfect.
 My Meyer's Lemon is taking off.  Too bad the Lime (in the green container) has been a dud since day one.  Strange.
I have my first lemons developing and more blossoms!
Happy Gardening!

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