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Garden Update – June 5-11, 2011

June 13, 2011

It’s actually pretty cool to see how much everything can grow (or die) in just a week’s time.  My plan is to do a weekly garden update/recap – with the hope that you will share what’s happened in your garden (flower or veggie) over the past week too!

Week of June 5-11

Last week went from steaming hot to cool and wet in typical Midwest weather fashion.  Though I love hot weather, I didn’t mind the cool down for the garden’s sake as some cool weather crops, including peas and broccoli, have yet to produce a harvest. 


Garden Notes

  • Row of arugula and spinach bolted in this week’s heat; carrots or more greens will get planted in their place once the soil dries from recent heavy rains
  • Cilantro bolted; direct seeded last week for an additional crop
  • Sugar peas flowered & set!  I was ready to give up on this crop thinking the weather was too hot.
  • Potato plants just started to bloom
  • Zucchini, tomatoes, green beans and soy beans enjoyed the heat and doubled in size
  • Weeding remains quite controllable with my raised beds…and I have yet to put any mulch down
  • Julia Child floribunda rose – opened her first huge flush of blooms

 Here’s how the gardens look as of Sunday.   Excuse the mess, it’s still somewhat under construction.

What changes did you see in your garden?  What did you harvest?  No garden….buy anything fresh at your farmer’s market?

2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 13, 2011 8:38 pm

    What a cute little tiny pepper! My husband and I just planted a few herbs but haven’t ventured into veggie land yet. Good luck on your “harvest!” :D.

    • June 14, 2011 8:24 am

      I couldn’t waste the pepper and ending up stuffing it with some hummus for a little snack! Thanks for reading – I’ll be posting lots of stuff on the garden, including herbs.

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