This week was beautiful and the hot weather really heated things up in the garden! My zucchini plant seemed to explode overnight! The plant is so much bigger than I could have ever imagined and it keeps growing! Next year it needs a big area all to itself, apparently.
The zucchinis hidden under the massive leaves are doing really well and practically appeared overnight. Do you thin out zucchini plants? It looks like I have lots of flowers and I’m wondering if they will all produce?
I have the smallest little peppers, which I just can’t wait to harvest. Grow, baby, grow.
My greens that I planted a few weeks ago are probably going to be harvested this week or next!
I have baby bush beans!
My tomatoes are coming around! Lots of blooms and some nice green round fruits starting to appear.
My basil loved the hot weather, too. I cannot wait for some pesto! I like to make a big batch and freeze it.
My fava beans are blooming like crazy! Kind of pretty, no?
My broccoli is growing. It’s on the side of the yard, thanks to Mavis who moved it to a more shady spot for me. It will keep on growing if I can get the chickens to leave it alone! They like to graze on that part of the lawn and I have to keep sending them away from my broccoli.
I picked a carrot and I think they need a little longer. I have actually have no clue. How do you know when a carrot is ripe for the pickin?
Here’s what I have to look forward to in the near future! Carrots popping up, that I think I need to thin out?
Advice would be good, if you have some. I also have some spinach and more greens growing.
If you’re just now joining my gardening journey, I’m learning as I
go grow and sharing along the way:
- First I built the raised beds
- Then I added dirt
- Then I added plants
- and for fun, we created a DIY Worm Compost Bin
- and then Mavis came and gave me some advice – um, give your plants some room
- Our first harvest, lettuce rejoice and be glad
- June 23 – Saturday in the garden – built two more raised beds and harvested bok choy, cilantro, radishes
- June 30 – Saturday in the garden – Harvested green lettuce, swiss chard and bok choy, more greens pop up!
- July 7 – Saturday in the garden – Fava beans bloom, zucchini plant doing great, green/red leaf lettuce growing
The garden is part of our quest to be more self-sufficient this year. We also recently got chickens! See our chicken journey here.
Here’s a great NW book on gardening – over on Amazon:
Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades, 6th Edition: The Complete Guide to Organic Gardening
How’s your garden doing? What have you harvested lately?