Our strawberry patch! I believe it's called Everglow. There are three harvests- June,July,and August. We now have three green strawberries,so I guess July will be our first harvest,no telling how much we will get. I anticipate the August harvest being better.
Our pumpkin patch,with Jack O Lanterns and Sugar Pie pumpkins. I hope to make some pumpkin pies,and maybe sell a few by the road,depending on the yield. Right now these vines are growing outside of the boxes,which makes it look neat.
This is a better shot of my lettuce. I planted more,and they are now starting to come up. The lettuce,like I mentioned in my previous post, is bigger than this. I can't recall off hand which row is Green Ice and which is Caesar,but I have them marked in the garden at least! The cantalopes in the third row are starting to come along.
Corn! One can never go wrong with corn. I asked my neighbor Ron,who has quite the green thumb,if he knew of any technique to get rid of corn worms. He said to put a drop of mineral oil on them when they start to "swirl." I will have to ask him about that further,since I have no clue as to when they swirl,or what they look like. Does anyone out there know?
I took these photos to show Rick last Saturday. He was amazed at how quickly everything is growing,and feels bad that he is missing this stage of the garden. Today I planted our blackberry and raspberry bushes,and found a home for my Echinacea ( Presido Mix). I put them next to my Lavender bed,which is about to bloom. The Lavender My Dear Friend Michelle gave me has bloomed already. I must cut the blossoms off them soon and dry them. I would like to try Lavender Honey Lemonade this year. I do still have some dried Lavender from last year. I have kept it in a mason jar in a cabinet. I bought three more tomato plants,and made the mistake of buying hybrids. I have heirlooms ( Rutgers) and I didn't want to mix the two,but apparently I mixed up determinate with indeterminate. Oh well. That's how one learns. Hopefully the cross pollination won't mess things up too much.
Today is very muggy,and HOT! We had a downpour earlier,and I wouldn't be surprised if we have a big old thunderstorm later. WMUR ( NH's news station out of Manchester,channel 9) mentioned that there would be scattered storms,and some of them would be heavy. Brother B and I were visiting the chickens when it started raining a bit,and then the skies opened up,and it downpoured with heavy wind. No thunder,though.
Next time I will post pictures of the girls-and two boys. Apparently a couple of roosters found there way into our order,and it is quite funny to hear them try to cock-a-doodle-doo.
Have a great day!!!