Wednesday, June 15, 2011

what is to be done, what has been done and photo tour

 howdy folks!

did i mention wild lupines surround the garden?

 sorry it's been awhile. we have been busy in the garden! and, i'll admit, occasionally  just laying around being very pregnant and cranky (that's me, but conroy has sympathy pains, so i can't exactly exclude him, either).  still, we are so very excited about the garden, and are out there everyday, weather permitting.  
we're planning on distributing first shares next week. it won't be an overwhelming amount of food, but it'll have multiple greens, peas, dry beans and an herb, hopefully. 

to keep you posted, i'll start with what we've done so far.   
so far we have sowed: corn, snap peas, squashes, green beans, edamame,  lettuces, mesculn, arugula, chard, kale, spinach, broccoli, potatoes, eggplant, tomatoes, onions, cabbage, carrots, parsnips, radishes, fennel, flowers and herbs.  most of those we've sowed successive plantings, so we can expect a long stretch of fresh veggies.  basil, leeks, red cabbage, and more tomatoes still need to be transplanted.
also, we've been weeding and hoeing the heck out of that garden - paths and beds.  conroy hilled the potatoes yesterday, we thinned the corn and squash, and have been covering lots of the crops with row covers (remay). and, we made an awesome scarecrow (props to lynn and abby,  the artistic visionaries).

after some seriously finicky (hot, cold, dry, soggy) weather it looks like we'll have a nice warm and sunny front for a stretch, which should do wonders for the crops. of course, we have had a few snafus besides the weather...  we've got a groundhog threatening our snap peas from above, and a vole from below.  so far the vole has taken out many a snap pea plant.  also a snowshoe hare is munching on radish greens and lettuce.   deer have had a walkabout on some of our onions, flowers, and greens. and, we have a skunk - who hasn't done any garden damage that we know of, but is a pain in the ass to wake up to.

what is to be done?  weed, transplant, and harvest!  also, design a shade fixture for greens II.
here's a photo tour for your viewing pleasures:

potato plant
snap peas and greens

tomato rows

potato beds
corn I

edamame I
snap peas
rainbow chard