Thursday, June 07, 2012

The veggie garden in June


The garden is looking good right now with only a few losses from the crazy spring weather.  March had record breaking heat and since then we have had periods of cool weather then hot weather then cool weather, etc.

We're officially in a mild drought, which has required even more attention to the garden than usual this time of the year.



The herb garden is lush even after being trimmed back a lot.  I do grow some herbs in other places but I love the look of this raised bed that is all herbs.


The lettuce still looks beautiful but I am concerned about the return of 90 degree heat.  Let's just say we're having lots of salads.

I will be planting more bush beans in this area when the lettuce is gone.


After so many gardener friends told me I had to grow pole beans, I finally planted some this year.  The front half of this raised bed has nasturtiums just popping through the soil.


While the other cool weather crops may have had issues with the early heat, the kale is glorious!  This bed (like the herb bed) receives a lot of shade by June so I'm thinking that helps protect the kale.

Behind the kale is the huge parsley plant that surprised me this year.  I thought it died after it was planted last year.


I planted five tomato plants, the two showing are both heirloom tomatoes. 

Along with the tomatoes in this long raised bed is one zucchini plant, a rosemary plant, and a row of marigolds.

There were a few weeks when the demands of the lawn, garden, and wedding were such that I knew something would have to go! 

Well, it wouldn't be the wedding and we depend on the garden for veggies so it was the lawn that wasn't finished before our guests arrived.  Although what was accomplished looked great.


These, my friends... are weeds.  Like I have said before, the forest is continually trying to take the land back.

8 comments:

Vee said...

Everything looks robust. Do you eat the kale as you would lettuce? You should just see my pitiful plants sitting on the deck table waiting for dryer days.

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

I'm just back from a few days at the lake and admiring your wonderful vegetable garden. It looks magnificent. I still don't have my deck planted, but this weekend will see that done, I sincerely hope!

Cheryl (copperswife) said...

Your garden looks wonderful! Even the tomato plants are big and full already.

Anonymous said...

Your garden looks wonderful. We are not gardeners but we have been blessed through those who are and have shared their bounty with us. You are so fortunate to have a place and the "know-how" to make a beautiful garden.
Looking forward to see what you have done to Christopher's room.
Blessings, Sharon D.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Beautiful! Your garden looks tons better than mine. :)

Heather L. said...

I love your "Cath Kidston" pots!!!! And your garden looks amazing!!! My kale does not look like that. :( Maybe my poor soil is most of the problem. I hvae to use miracle grow. Oh well, I will keep trying. At least my garden is doing much better than last year at this point and I am enjoying it. Maybe someday it will be very lush.

Front Porch Grace said...

Lovely vegetable garden. The kale is glorious. Ours is constantly attacked by some sort of critter, but as we pick it, it seems like the pests decide to leave it alone. I love it! Almost the taste of broccoli in my salad!

I also enjoyed the pics of your herb bed. So beautiful.

Front Porch Grace said...

Lovely vegetable garden. The kale is glorious. Ours is constantly attacked by some sort of critter, but as we pick it, it seems like the pests decide to leave it alone. I love it! Almost the taste of broccoli in my salad!

I also enjoyed the pics of your herb bed. So beautiful.