What the Garden is Up to July 8, 2011. Seen today …….

Bloged in garden,General Home Life,Pacific Northwest by mark Friday July 8, 2011

If I’d been asked a month ago whether our little hobby 2011 garden would be doing what it’s doing NOW, I’d have laughed. It was SO wet, cool, dark, I thought things we’re gonna just slowly rot. NOT so. The LAST two weeks of June things TRULY dried up, and slowly began to warm. THIS week we had 3 days in a row over 80! NOTE: IF…….you’ve done your wet/dark garden preps carefully over the last month leading up to this drying period, things simply “explode” in spring out there. It appears that’s happening again…..Hurrah!

Those shivering skeered little Russian Stupice Tomatoes hiding in those water walls? They’re between 3 1/2 to 4 ft tall now, blooming, and I’m excited…. The ripe garden picked tomato? Nothing in life better than those:

As a group, you can see…with any luck, we’ll be roasting, canning by Sept 1:

The corn? Portland’s corn calendar calls for calf high corn by July 5…….that’s exactly where we’re at:

The end herb row is doing well….that blind spot at the end? baby carrots sprouting for MAC:

The shallots we planted early? Already drooping tops means….harvest in a couple weeks:

**and I have MORE shallots in the kitchen that sat here too long to eat, but will sprout out there…….gonna try it.

Looking toward the tomato side…you CAN see in here squash, potatoes, tomatoes, end of the corn row, cucumber:

Here’s the 2nd round of lettuce READY to harvest (a nice Michigan leaf lettuce, and red romaine):

Here’s the 4th crop (3rd is about 2 inches tall)…..just sprouting along with cilantro, and even MORE carrots):

The two rhubarb plants will deliver their second harvest in a couple weeks it looks like:

****NOW. For the Future…………………… The weather, just today, took a downward spin on temps…..and OUR plants need HEAT. Today’s high up here? 58. …..tomorrow? 65….. and the outlook is for more of the same……. We’ll see………….

4 Responses to “What the Garden is Up to July 8, 2011. Seen today …….”

  1. Urspo says:

    I used to grow Stupice; good toms, those !

  2. robin andrea says:

    Your garden is looking gorgeous and productive! I hope your temps warm up and everything continues to thrive.

  3. Scott says:

    I am always amazed by your wonderful garden! I can’t even keep my window boxes alive.

  4. homer says:

    SO JEALOUS!!!

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