Our garden at the end of June:
The beans are starting to climb the poles, the lettuce is trying to bolt, and everything is looking green and a bit out of control. So far our harvest has mostly consisted of lettuce, raspberries, and peas. This is our second year with peas and we planted an entire row because my father spouted too many pea seeds and gave us the extras. There were enough extras for an entire row and our support poles weren’t up to the task. The tops of the plants folded over on themselves. We’ll try for something more substantial next year.
Our raspberry crop this year has been lovely. E enjoys picking them and it has turned into a perfect evening activity. In fact we find ourselves outside in the garden more and more these days, with O rolling around on a blanket and trying to sneakily eat the peas.
I was concerned about the garlic because I typically plant it in the fall. But this fall we were so busy with baby O that I didn’t get around to planting until January. It seems to have grown just fine and I harvested the garlic scapes a while back.
Last night I picked our first two tomatoes and our first zucchini. I look forward to more harvesting next month.
The spring bulbs are all done and so the front flower gardens are a bit lacking in color. One of my future goals is to get more summer flowers planted. I love walking by this hill of lupins at our neighborhood pea patch. Lupins always remind me of the lovely book Miss Rumphius.
Do you have any favorites this time of year?