I have been dutifully taking garden photos, but then the day/week gets away from me and no post. There has been quite a change in the past few weeks.
The beds look great.
We have been harvesting greens for quite awhile and had our first squash last weekend.
The tomatillos are a surprise. When I planted them I had no idea if they would grow in this cool, damp climate. Seems they like it just fine. The plants are not as large as those grown in the southern part of the country, but I should have enough for a batch of Salsa Verde. Next year I will put them in cages as some of the branches are pretty floppy.
This my friends is corn! Can you believe it? I am guessing two more weeks and then the corn will go directly from the plant to the grill. I can hardly wait!
The yellow squash is doing well. We have only had one fruit big enough to harvest, but there are lots of little guys on the plants so I am trying to be patient. Last weekend Youngest Son used his trusty pocket knife to cut the squash and I used it to make a hummus pizza. Wow was it good. Recipe in the next few days.
The zucchini are not growing at all. I planted three starts and they have grown very little while producing flowers, but no fruit. Can they all be boys?
Some of the onions are ready to be pulled.
The two main types of lettuce I planted are Red Oak and French Crisp. Turns out that even though I like red lettuce, I did not like the Red Oak at all. The plants that are left have bolted and I will pull them out this weekend. French Crisp has been a huge hit. Big, beautiful, and tasty.
The chard has been trying to flower since the moment I put it in the ground. I really like chard and will need to read up and learn more about how to actually grow them.
One lone beefsteak tomato, but plenty of flowers. A nice fall would help. Tomatoes are always a crap shoot here in Seattle, but we are an optimistic people and plant them every year.
The romas are doing fine, assuming we have enough summer left to actually let them ripen.
I cut the garlic scapes last week and need to use them. Maybe I will let them flower?
The last of the strawberries.
How is your garden doing?