Is it really June? Because someone forgot to let Seattle know. Longest day of the year and I’m still in fleece. Wrong. Depressing and wrong.
As I’ve discussed, the slugs have annihilated entire crops. I had to buy pepper, eggplant and cucumber starts today to replace the devoured plants and I’ll do another sowing of beans this week.
See? Little jerks wrecked havoc.
So what I’m trying to say is that there is a lot of brown still going on in the garden. Boo. The tomatoes look puny, the herbs a bit straggling and the peas are few.
See what I mean? Barren raised beds. Sad.
However, the nasturtiums are happy
and the patio got finished. Nice huh?
And the 'eco-lawn' got a spring trim.
It is a great lawn & clover- only needs a trimming 2x/year!
'Knee high by July"? Seems doubtful.
The cabbage is growing
and so are the carrots,
itty bitty broccoli,
and a few snow peas.
The lettuce is fantastic,
the strawberries are delicious
and the blueberries hold promise.
The kale is growing by leaps & bounds.
A somehow untouched summer squash has survived.
The potatoes have filled their Tater Towers.
The apples are protected (from codling moth & apple maggots).
The asian pears are looking ok (& still need protection).
The hops are (at least) still alive
and so are the various cane berries (raspberries & marionberries)!
We have a few serviceberries.
Some wildflowers are tucked in some holes.
And the first chicken crows. Yes, Jesse is officially a rooster.
I’m hoping July Mid Month Meanderings will show the effects of some sun & heat! We’ll be on the West Seattle Edible Garden Tour July 10th, so I hope you’ll come and see it in person!