It’s been a while since my last garden update, so I thought I should give you a peek at how things are growing. Summer finally arrived in Seattle at the beginning of July and everything took off in the garden.
Everything looks pretty healthy. We only have one tiny pepper growing on the 2 dozen pepper plants that my husband planted, but I’m hopeful that the warmer weather will help them out.
The peas are fantastic. I had to train them a bit to grow up the trellis, but they obeyed quite well. Interesting, the peas I grew from plant starts were total duds. I got about 6 peas off of 3 plants. But the ones I grew from seed took off. I’m definitely filing that tip away for next year.
The broccoli has reached the end of it’s life and will get pulled this weekend. I’m not sure about the cauliflower, nothing seems to be happening with it and I’m not sure it will at this point.
I’ve harvested lots and lots of lettuce and I think those are also nearing the end of their growing season.
The zucchinis, squashes, pumpkins and cucumbers are just getting started. We have lots of blossoms so I’m hoping for a bumper crop.
I was attempting to grow potatoes in an old composter. You are suppose to add more dirt every time the leaves start poking out, but I kind of lost control of it. I’m not sure what to do with it at this point. The potatoes are behind the buckets of carrots in this photo. Any suggestions?
So what have we harvested so far? Lots of lettuce and peas, 6 heads of broccoli, 3 small beets and 2 cucumbers.
I’m so excited for tomatoes and zucchini…bring on the sunshine!
How is your garden growing?
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