Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Beginnings of Summer in the Garden

How appropriate, that just after the solstice, the first cherry tomato and squash of the year are ripe for the picking.  (Also, only 3 robins remain in the nest, they have begun to fledge!  This is making me nervous with the dogs and all, I will need to be vigilant over the next week or so.)

Today's Harvest:


The bottom leaves are getting quite yellow on my Sungold plant, so I gave the bed a sprinkle of slow release organic fertilizer, and the yellowing plant a shot of fish emulsion.  Hopefully that will supply enough nutrients to correct the problem and keep the plants healthy as they put on their new growth.

HAPPY GARDENING, SUMMER STYLE!

15 comments:

Erin said...

Congrats on having a tomato and lettuce in the same photo, that's not an easy feat! Hope your lettuces continue to produce this summer.

Kelly said...

I have been sowing the cut and come mixes under shade cloth every two weeks, and so far they are still tasty. The head lettuce has not gone bitter yet either. Shade cloth rocks!!

Sue said...

Time to celebrate---oh, that delicate morsel-the first tomato!!
As Erin says, it's not easy getting a tomato while the lettuce is still going. Congrats!
:)

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh how wonderful it is to pick the first tomato of the season!!

Thomas said...

Congrats on the first ripe cherry tomato Kel! I think you're the first one in our area to get one.

Kelly said...

Lol, one being the key word there Thomas!

Jerald said...

Really well done for the blog.these are so sweet and pretty!
kitchen garden

Lorie said...

Looks wonderful Kelly. I hope to try out that shade cloth this fall, mainly to ward off the bugs.

Have a great summer!

Dani said...

Lookin' good!

Karen (Back Road journal) said...

Hello, I wanted to let you know that I enjoy your blog. I am growing my romaine lettuce in my woodland garden bed and it seems to be very happy in the shade. The decision to plant there was made solely because I had run out of room in the regular garden plot.

Why I garden... said...

I came across your blog by accident. I love the veg area you've created. I've joined as a follower and I hope to follow your progress. All the best, Kelli in Northern Ireland.

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Thomas said...

Hey Kel, you've been MIA lately! Hopefully you're too busy enjoying your summer to be blogging. :)

Debera Schiraldi said...

Those veggies from your garden look very scrumptious! They are perfect and look fresh for the summer. However, it would also be the right time to prepare a serving of winter vegetable salad for the holiday season. =)

Jamie Keifer said...

I love vegetables, especially when they are freshly picked from a garden. I'm practically a vegan, actually. I tried to make a garden before, but I just didn't have a green thumb. LOL!