Monday, May 18, 2009

This year's garden

Last summer we had great success with lettuces, beets, potatoes, and carrots. This year I'm continuing those favorites and experimenting with some new edibles. We're trying kale, cabbages, Japanese pumpkins, pole beans, summer squash, tomatoes, cucumbers, brussels sprouts, broccoli, and lentils. The kale, cabbages, brussels sprouts, and broccoli are not flourishing. The lentils look ok, but I didn't really expect them to thrive -- I just wanted to see what lentils look like growing! Tomatoes may stay in the atrium since the summer fog is becoming more common. The yukon gold and fingerling potatoes and 5 kinds of lettuces are the stars so far. All these vegetables are grown from seed (from Bountiful Gardens, a most awesome seed source in Willits) this year except the potatoes which arrived as seed potatoes from Maine (via Cook's Garden).

In addition to our 2 apple trees (which we bought in 2006 from Trees of Antiquity), we've added a new potential perennial fruit source this year: a blueberry bush. It looks happy so far, and the apple trees, which bloomed a full month later than last year, have small fruits which look to be growing fast.

Here's to a summer of eating!

1 comment:

Tammy said...

our lentils lasted all winter, they were like this great bushy green plant. Plus they grow super fast so they are fun to watch.