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

Counting Watermelons

Counting Watermelons

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We counted watermelons. The kids were ecstatic! When we first planted them in their garden boxes, they were neatly identified by their garden stakes. Now, the watermelon vines have grown in and are completely tangled and trailing each other everywhere.

By looking at them, I think identify them through their shapes and colors as babies: Klecky’s watermelon is oval, large, dark rind with light striping; Sugar Baby watermelon is round; Yellow watermelon has a light green rind with dark green striping; and Moon and Stars – well we couldn’t find any yet so we’ll have to wait.

Of course, some of the meandering watermelon are still too young to identify as of yet – so maybe we will have a harvest time surprise.

Today’s Tally From Our Findings

Sugar Baby4
Klecky's2
Moon & Stars0 :(
Yellow3

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What did you count in your garden today?