Almost done with planting produce. I will be planting the last of my lettuce today. Bean beds are done and ready for planting. Once I finish this I will start weeding my poor neglected herb gardens. I love this kind of work. I’ve lost about 15lbs of fat but gained about 10lbs of muscles in my shoulders, arms, back and stomach. What a workout!
Garlic Scapes, immature flower of Red German Garlic, will be steamed and served with hollandaise sauces.
Immature Red Russian Tobacco
Kale, Collard, and Daikon going to seed
Remember the yellow flowers from Kale and Collard plants? All gone and read to plant beans.
Green Bean beds ready to go
Snap peas planted in Feb starting to take off
Compost in the middle ring of cucumbers
Cucumbers and other vines like Melons planted in a circle will spread out into bare areas of garden
I can’t get dill to start from seed planted in beds so I have to start them in the house. I take a dozen little plants and stick them in the bed like a plug. Growing warm weather loving plants is a challenge here in the foothills of the Oregon Cascades.
Dill Bed. This year I won’t have to buy my dill for pickling and drying!
Looking East view of main garden.
Red German and Braiding Garlic. Don’t tell my Red Russian tobacco about the Red German garlic, they may start fighting!
Lemon Balm waiting to be cut and dried for tea this winter.
Lettuce Bed outside the Kitchen door.
Lettuce starts will be planted today.
Pepper Bed looking West of Main Garden
Potatoes are growing like crazy!
Squash and Pumpkins are growing fast. They only have a couple months to fruit.