Mr. Drizzle has hung around long enough... Mr. Drizzle - you are like fish & company... after a few days you begin to stink. How I long for Mr. Golden Sunshine to make an appearance!
I wanted to get out and get more pics of the garden, but these will have to do. These photos were taken a few weeks ago - everything is really bigger and fuller now. So the rain is good - right? We should have a lot of great, fresh produce this season. I can't wait! Fresh veggies taste so much better than store bought. We are trying potatoes for the first time. So far we have tomatoes, potatoes, lettuces, cabbage, broccoli, eggplant, cucumbers, onions, garlic, brussels sprouts, radishes, zuchinni, several types of peppers and many differnt herbs planted. We will have more tomatoes than we will ever eat or can, so our friends will be quite happy. I will can banana peppers & jalapeno peppers this summer and I will also make jalapeno jelly to share. Once the radishes and lettuces are done we will put in beans a beets. I am going to put more onions in soon and we will harvest some potatoes early as to have "new" potatoes and put more spuds in for harvest later in the fall.
Jet guarding the yard from squirrels.
Garlic... it actually had seeded itself from last year's harvest. I had to dig up the garlic and divide. I am happy to say they look wonderful! I was a bit worried when I took this picture!
Lemon Boy tomato plant - just one of many varieties of tomatoes we have planted this year. We have plenty of romas for canning & making sauces. Nice Big Boy tomatoes for slicing. Cherry tomatoes for the nieces and nephews! Some Mr. Stripeys and a Granny Smith tomato plant. The Granny Smith is a new plant for me... I will be interested to see how they taste!
Chives are just one of the many herbs we grow. I actually have 3 chive plants and they are all in bloom right now. This picture just shows this plant budding out. You can eat the flowers - we toss them into salads. I have 2 of the 3 chive plants that need divided. We also grow marjoram, thyme, oregano, basil, cilantro, italian flat leaf parsely and rosemary. I love using fresh herbs in my cooking!
This is one of the many potato plants. We planted reds, yukon golds & russets. I can't wait! We tried two different styles of planting to see which works best. This particular plant keeps getting top soil mound up over the foliage.
Bibb lettuce... once the temps warm... the lettuce will bolt and become bitter. We will plant more at the end of August!
Oh... and we got a rhubarb start last year. It looks great! I think I will have enough for a pie this summer! Oh... and we also put asparagus in this spring. Next year we might be able to pick a few stalks. Asparagus takes a few years!
I will get some more updated pictures in the next few days so you can see how much the veggies have grown!