Garden Update–June 9, 2016


The garden has taken off with leaps and bounds with the unseasonably warm weather we had this past week.  The cilantro is bolting, but the rest is just growing along nicely.


The green beans are growing, the peppers and tomatoes are starting to bloom…


The 4 big tomatoes that we put walls of water around when we started them are huge and have set fruit.


Carrots, onions, cabbage and broccoli are getting big, as are many other veggies.


At this time, I am harvesting lettuce, spinach, cilantro and basil.  I have snow peas forming and they will be the next item ready.  The rest is going to take more time, but I’m very pleased with how much it has grown in the past week.  This week is going to be cooler, so it will slow down, but the greens will like that better.

I’ve been busy helping with cherry season, so haven’t worked in the garden very much.  I did take the time to plant some more lettuce and cilantro.  I plant short rows often, so that even when the heat comes, I hope to always have a new crop coming along that we can eat.  Last summer, I only had about 2 weeks where there wasn’t good lettuce growing, but we will see if I can do as well this year.  Rob is going to till it this morning, and everyone is going to pitch in and get some weeds out, and then it will be just fine for a few more days.

4 thoughts on “Garden Update–June 9, 2016”

  1. Your garden is amazing! I wish mine looked that good. Our cherries will be ready in about 2 weeks and we will be busy picking like crazy too. 🙂

    1. I’d love to take full credit, but I cant! The dirt here is amazing and the climate conducive to agriculture. There’s a reason so many pioneer farmers came to the willamette valley?

  2. The salad greens look just the right size for lots of yummy salad. I use a kind of a modified square foot system because of space limitations, but get a lot of food from it. I am freezing peaches today for future crisps and pies. I use only my freezer in the refrigerator but still freeze quite a bit of produce.

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