We were on the West Seattle Edible Garden Tour again this year. I was pretty panicky that there would be nothing growing. So I peeked back at the Mid-Month Meanderings from last year and things weren’t as far behind as I imagined.
The beans are actually further along (but we had major slug issues last year requiring several sowings) this year. The nasturtiums were much further along last year. Tomatoes a bit ahead last year. It all works out. The columnar apples are booming and the strawberries and blueberries luscious. The peas were seriously lackluster. There isn’t any fruit set on the apricot, pear or honeycrisp apple trees. One lonely plum on the 2nd year plum. They are a combination of new and 2nd year trees. The berries seem to be thriving and I’ve picked a few black currants. I spotted some of the tiniest cucumbers you’ve likely ever noticed yesterday. Things are happening and I’m being patient.
We have so many bees this year! This bee is loving up on the Bachelor Buttons and loading up on pollen. Happy bees!
Cabbage and carrots
Serviceberries (which are also known as Juneberries) are the favorite of the Babylady. We have on large shrub. This year we got 2 serviceberry trees for our big, ugly south-facing slope as they are supposed to be good for hill erosion as well.
The Babylady is my lil’ Sal (from Blueberries for Sal).
A different variety of cabbage. The little holes? I’m a sharer, what can I say?
The crocosmia is blooming and that makes me happy! I’ll be looking for more hummingbirds now.
The pole beans are starting the climb up the ladder trellis.
The garden is a bit slow going, but ultimately it produces.
Their was a lot of borage in the perennial/flower/pollinator-attractor seeds I planted. It is wild. But easy to pick out if it gets too much. And the bees? They are loving it. I’ll thin the whole area out next spring and transplant them to our parking strip. But for now, I am loving it. There is a cute little patio in there. Too small to do much with so it is mostly a spot for a bird bath and to wander into and feel surrounded by gorgeous flowers, trees and berries. Not bad, not bad at all I say.
Boysenberry in a cage, borage and an italian plum in back.
Little baby bird (a chickadee I think?) perched on the tall asparagus (left this time of the year to grow).
Columnar apples are looking great.
Promising some tomatoes.
Really! We might just get a few! They started painfully slow this year, but are picking up steam and the plants look amazing!
Yippee! Blueberries! I must, must get some into the freezer. We ran out so early last winter.
Slow going mix- perhaps a strange mix. But the chickens got out and I needed to reseed, without remember what had been there before. Some chives and itsy-kale too.
The sedum hasn’t bloomed before, but I tell you- I smile everytime I walk by!
Happy gardening and dreaming!