Garden Update 6-16-13

Lettuce PlantsI can use one word to describe our garden right now “Growing”. Over the last few weeks we have been really busy planting a wide variety of vegetables for our summer garden and even harvesting a few things from our spring garden.

Last spring I had a really hard time growing lettuce, but that is not the case this year. Over the last few weeks we have been enjoying a wide selection of lettuces. We have been enjoying some great homegrown salads.

Sugar snap peas growing on the pea fences.

Our sugar snap peas are really growing, this week I harvested a really nice basket of peas. Welcome to sugar snap season.

Tomato and Cucumber Ladders

The tomatoes, cucumbers and squash are off to a good start.

Vegetables growing in the spring garden.

We have already harvested several heads of broccoli some of our heads went right to flowering during a spring heat wave combined with several days without rain.

The following is a list of the vegetable and varieties we are currently growing in our garden:

Lettuce: Jericho (Romaine), Yugoslavian Red (Butterhead), Tennis Ball (Crisphead), Black-Seeded Simpson (Loose-Leaf), Salad Bowl  (Loose-Leaf).
Peas: Sugar Snap Peas
Beans: Tobacco Worm (Greasy Bean)
Swiss Chard: Rainbow
Cucumbers: Homemade Pickles
Tomatoes: Tropic VFN, Heinz 1350 VF
Okra: Clemson Spineless
Peppers: Kevin Early Orange Bell
Zucchini: Black Beauty
Squash: Early Prolific Straightneck
Carrots: Cosmic Purple, Scarlet Nantes
Radishes: Cherry Belle
Broccoli: De Cicco
Watermelon: Strawberry
Brussels Sprouts: Catskill (Long Island Improved)
Basil: Genovese
Chamomile: German

How many different things are you growing in your gardens?

Happy Growing…..