June Mid-Month Meanderings

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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.

mid month meanderings june seattleSee? 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.

mid month meanderings june seattleSee what I mean? Barren raised beds. Sad.

mid month meanderings june seattleHowever, the nasturtiums are happy

mid month meanderings june seattleand the patio got finished. Nice huh?

mid month meanderings june seattleAnd the ‘eco-lawn’ got a spring trim.

mid month meanderings june seattleIt is a great lawn & clover – only needs a trimming 2x/year!

mid month meanderings june seattle‘Knee high by July”? Seems doubtful.

mid month meanderings june seattleThe cabbage is growing

mid month meanderings june seattleand so are the carrots,

mid month meanderings june seattlesnap peas,

mid month meanderings june seattleitty bitty broccoli,

mid month meanderings june seattleand a few snow peas.

mid month meanderings june seattleThe lettuce is fantastic,

mid month meanderings june seattlethe strawberries are delicious

mid month meanderings june seattleand the blueberries hold promise.

mid month meanderings june seattleThe kale is growing by leaps & bounds.

mid month meanderings june seattleA somehow untouched summer squash has survived.

mid month meanderings june seattleThe potatoes have filled their Tater Towers.

mid month meanderings june seattleThe apples are protected (from codling moth & apple maggots).

mid month meanderings june seattleThe asian pears are looking ok (& still need protection).

mid month meanderings june seattleThe hops are (at least) still alive

mid month meanderings june seattleand so are the various cane berries (raspberries & marionberries)!

mid month meanderings june seattleWe have a few serviceberries.

mid month meanderings june seattleSome wildflowers are tucked in some holes.

mid month meanderings june seattle chickensAnd 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!

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