Late June in the Veg Garden

Things get off to a slower start up here, so the vegetable garden is really just beginning to show signs of life.  Granted we’ve been harvesting asparagus, lettuce and kale for a few weeks already.  But to many, the garden would have looked remarkably bare until a few days ago.  Progress has not been aided by the below average rain fall or the fluctuating temps.

But we’ve received some much needed rain over the past 2 days and our temperatures have been consistently warmer (a little too warm this past weekend!).  With this, we’ve seen a bit of growth. I harvested the first of the snap peas, shelling peas and Swiss chard this evening.  Sautéed in a little olive oil and garlic, they made a nice add to this evening’s pasta.  Below are some photos from over the weekend – before the rains.

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One of several young bunnies hanging about in the orchard right now.  This is why my veg garden is fenced!
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One of the many “volunteer” poppies in the veg garden – self-seeded from last year
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Shelling peas
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The “Three Sisters” – pole beans, corn and acorn squash
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Morning Glories growing up the tripod with zucchini and summer squash nearby; green bush beans in the  background and self-seeded chamomile in the pathway
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Borage – the bees LOVE this

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