Sunday, June 5, 2011

Lettuce and Strawberries...on repeat.

Aside from Wednesday's crazy weather of severe thunderstorms and tornados, the weather has been sunny and mild. It has been great to spend so much time outdoors. This week's harvest continued to be all about lettuce and strawberries. I harvested a few more ounces of Salad Bowl and Boston lettuce, in addition to six perfect Junebearing strawberries, which are really living up to their name.


The Everbearing Strawberries look just like they did last year - not very appetizing. They are supposed to be more of a small, alpine berry (compared to the Junebearing variety), but I am not sure why they look so bad. I have not tried eating one yet - but maybe that will be the true test since it is the most important factor!




Other news...
The first pea flowers came out this week. They always remind me of birds...




I moved the largest of the mystery volunteer tomatoes to an open square near the rest of the tomatoes. I hope that it proves to be a successful transplant so I can find out what variety it is. I hope to move the remaining three from their current and crowded location, but need to get more soil to put them into containers.




My Golden Summer pepper plant is getting a little ahead of itself. At only 8" tall, I noticed that it had at least 4 peppers starting to grow. There is no way that it could support them, so I pinched off a few to encourage growth upwards!





Garden overview 6/4/11

3 comments:

Allison at Novice Life said...

Everything looks lovely! I love the backyard yard....it's nice to see how others have things laid out!

Barbie said...

Looking good! I hope your peppers keep going.

Daphne said...

I love overview shots. You get a real feeling for how things are laid out then. The thing that seems to be struggling the most in my garden are the peppers. I hope they perk up soon.