May 2015 Garden Update

May 2015 Garden Update

This year’s growing crop:

  • Asparagus (starting a new box – won’t be harvesting this year)
  • Strawberries
  • Japanese eggplant
  • Cucumbers
  • Rhubarb
  • Beets – Gourmet Blend
  • Garlic
  • Radishes – White Icicle and Easter Egg II
  • Carrots – Livingston’s Color Mix
  • Zucchini – green and yellow
  • Watermelon – Sugar Baby and Crimson Sweet
  • Peppers (too much this year!)
    • Shishito, Golden Bell, Giant Marconi, Golden Treasure, Sweet red bell pepper, Fushimi, Anaheim, Fresno Chili, Holy Mole, Jalapeno, Poblano Ancho, Habanero
  • Beans – Royal Burgundy (bush stringless)
  • Peas – Dwarf Grey Sugar
  • Tomatoes – Husky cherry red, Celebrity, German Queen, Yellow cherry
  • Artichokes – Green Globe and Imperial Star
  • Horseradish
  • Tumeric
  • Spinach
  • Leaf lettuces
Artichoke | Cultivate to Plate

Hot Pepper Flowers | Cultivate to Plate

Royal Burgundy Bush Stringless | Cultivate to Plate

Royal Burgundy Bush Stringless | Cultivate to Plate

Asparagus | Cultivate to Plate

Asparagus | Cultivate to Plate

Asparagus | Cultivate to Plate

Asparagus | Cultivate to Plate

Artichokes

Artichokes | Cultivate to Plate

Garden Counting 2

Garden Counting 2

Today we picked some things from the garden for our lunch and dinner: cucumbers, sliced, to go along with our sandwiches; zucchini and goldbar squash, grilled, to be served with burgers. 4 large zucchini – the largest will be saved for a zucchini bread later this week; 2 goldbar squash; 6 cucumbers; 3 tiny strawberries. Nice haul from the garden this morning.

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cucumbers

The corn is thriving, and my little photographer took these shots herself of the tops agains the sun.

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The green bean flowers are all blossoming, and we found many new little beans growing, too.

green-beans green-bean-flowers

The sunflower seeds look gorged – they are so swollen. They seem to be too heavy to follow the sun.

sunflower-seeds

And the carrot tops are growing taller each day.

carrots