Friday, June 29, 2012

Friday Fave: Late June Garden

There's just something about a garden in late June, ya know? The threat of a killer frost is gone, it's not too hot yet, and you can actually taste the fruits (ahem - vegetables) of your labor. And that's just what we've been doing. We've been dining on lettuce, radishes, spinach, and small onions for about the last 10 days or so. It's ever so rewarding to walk out to the garden in the evening and cut that night's dinner lettuce.

Here's what it looks like today (well, actually, yesterday):
Overall, not too shabby. 

The ghetto tent that protected our corn through May and early June certainly did its job and what germinated is actually growing nicely.

However, our tomatoes and peppers did not like the overnight cold temps we got about two weeks ago and I'm not sure how well they'll bounce back.
Oh come on sweet fledgling tomato plants! You can do it! 

The potato bushes held up well and may be not-so-secretly plotting to take over the south end of the garden.

This is my current favorite part of the garden- the onions.
We've got sweets and regular yellows and they must be absolutely loving the cooler nights and higher-than-average rainfall. The garlic is doing well too although I haven't sampled any yet. 

Here's kind of a cool month to month to month comparison of the same general garden area.
April          -      May        -           June 

How is your garden looking this lovely June day? Are you eating your dinners from it?

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