A few pictures of the garden in early June. North of Seattle that means that we’re still a month or more away from the first real harvests.
The first picture is an overview from the “front” , facing east.
Front Left – tomatoes (indeterminates are on the north/left, determinates in the front).
Front Right – Carmen peppers.
Back Left – Fortex beans and Tromboncino zuchinni.
Back Center – basil (hiding) and cucumber trellis.
Close-up of the Tromboncino zucchini. The Fortex beans are in the background:
The Marketmore cucumbers:
The Joi Choi. Planted on April 6, the bigger plants are ready to harvest. The tulle over the wire hoops seems to have kept the bugs out this time:
The frilly cilantro and dill that was planted on March 20. They’re sitting in a place where they get morning sun, then dappled sun after that. I think they’re going to bolt within the next two weeks regardless of care:
One nice thing about planting in pots is that they can be moved around depending upon the season and the demands of what’s been planted. The next picture has young leaf lettuce that is covered by bird netting. We have lots of squirrels and they’ll destroy any seedlings that aren’t protected from digging:
I’m still getting the hang of succession planting. I think I’m always waiting too long between plantings, and I try to start outdoors when it’s still cold and the cold nearly stops any growth or germination. This year I tried planting lettuce outside in early March and the it didn’t germinate at all, though that could have been because the seeds were a few years old. I think that I may need to start in February/March indoors, then move that group out into the cold frame in a “warm” spot, then continue with a new group every two weeks through April.
It sounds good in theory anyway.