Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Random photos of the front yard garden progress.
Some strawberry plants mom gave me (seascape). We are starting to get a few berries. I know I'm supposed to pinch off the blossoms to put more energy into the plants but don't have the heart to do it.
My wimpy peppers are still under a tunnel cloche. I'm about to give up on them for the year. It's just been too cold. The T-post is holding up my peach tree. It's looking a little lanky and I'm thinking it should probably get a prune. There's three peaches on it. I got one last year (yes, I moved this tree from the old house) and it was awfully good.
Something's not right with my marketmore cucumber. My Alibi pickling cucumbers were eaten by slugs. I planted more but they were eaten too. There are two other cucumber plants, a novelty cucumber and Mexican sour gherkin. They are small but are coming along nicely.
A few of the corn plants.
Only half of the Georgia Jet sweet potatoes that Territorial replaced due to the first set's failure have survived. These are the plants. I don't know what they are supposed to look like at this time of year but so far I am unimpressed.
Overwintering lettuce seedlings.
This rhubarb was in a 4" pot a month ago.
There are several varieties of dry shelling beans. I find their flavor significantly better than storebought.
One of my columnar apples, loaded with fruit. I think this one is Golden Sentinel.
Watermelons and some canteloupes nearby.
Runner beans growing up the twine to the house.
Alpine strawberry starting to bloom. I didn't know they would bloom the first year. Cool!
Savoy cabbage. Melissa, I think?
The bicycle wheel trellis is holding up a romano bean. Raspberries are in the background.
That's all for now. More photos of the backyard garden and the garden down the hill to follow.