Work is finally winding down for the year and I am enjoying a quiet morning at home today — perfect for a close look at how things are going in the garden. Click to biggify the photos.
I love these volunteer poppies growing in the hoophouse. Perhaps not my first choice of locales, but they are gorgeous! I will save lots of seeds and try to encourage them elsewhere next year.
Anyone know if these are the edible (breadseed) type?
The hoophouse lettuce, planted in March, is just about done. We’ve enjoyed every bite and have had lots to share. After the photo I picked quite a bit of it.
The brassicas are gorgeous and delicious. These rows are a mix of kales, calabrese broccoli, and cauliflower. On the left you see leeks, onions and garlic. Oh, and some overwintered leeks from last year.
I am thinking the tags got mixed up. Is this purple sprouting broccoli or Violet Queen Cauliflower? Guesses, anyone?
I’m pretty sure this is Violet Queen Cauliflower.
Southern Comet Broccoli. Dinner Thursday, perhaps?
For the record, despite how fiddily it is to put down, I LOVE the IRT mulch. Look at these tomatoes and peppers! This is Maine, we still are not regularly above 50° at night. I will need to start trellising the tomatoes on the fence asap.
The carrot patch. I had pretty poor germination in here. Is it worth trying again?
Dill and celery, with some lettuce seedlings in front.
Beets and Swiss Chard. I had some germination issues with the chard, too. I have some seedlings started to fill in. I need to do some weeding here, too.
Garlic, with scapes. Scapes are due to be harvested today.
Look for more photos in part 2.