Sunday, May 9, 2010

First Harvest

Our first harvest of the season turned out to be a radish!

The lettuce is definitely ready to start having leaves stolen this week.

We planted lots of mixed wildflower seeds outside the kitchen window and they seem to be doing well. Hopefully we'll have lots of flowers to lure the bees to the end of the garden this summer.

We've got strawberries and blueberries getting quite big...

The peas need to have supports put in soon.

We've almost got full blooms on the lupines.

This is the grape that was just a stick. It's been fun watching the leaf buds appear and start to open in the last week or so. The other grapes are getting quite leafy.

The corn we planted last weekend is just coming up (foreground). I couldn't bear to take out the lettuce volunteers so the corn patch kind of goes around them for now.

I put green beans, black-eyed peas, edamame, and bingo bean seeds in today. The carrots got replanted because the first ones I planted didn't have any come up! Many of the squash, melon, pumpkin, and cucumbers seedlings I transplanted last weekend survived. I direct sowed seeds of each to replace the ones that didn't make it today. It's getting into the season where there are going to be more dry days than rainy days so I'm going to have to fix up the irrigation soon.
Ugh - my least favorite job. Thankfully, we don't have to do it more than once a season though.

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