Sunday, May 12, 2013

What's Growing





The weather's been blowing hot and cold this spring--no surprise there! Overall, it's been good for the garden. The colder weather things are still going, and the warmer weather things are coming on. Above: Cherry Belle and Pretty in Pink radishes.


We thought we were going to have to stake the peas--but they hugged the wire mesh and are standing tall that way.
 
  

Here come the tomatoes! This is a variety called Arkansas Traveler. I started some tomato plants, like this one, indoors and transplanted them outside a few weeks ago. Yes, we have too many tomato plants. I picked heat-tolerant varieties, so hopefully they will do well this summer.

  
The Optima butter lettuce is doing great. Butter lettuce was Bill's special request--his favorite. We also have mild mixed greens.

 
The beets are my favorite. I use a Colorful Beet Mix from Seeds of Change that includes red, orange, yellow and striped beets.

Will we, or will we not get broccoli before it's too hot? This is an experiment. Again, I started the plants indoors and transplanted them outside a few weeks ago. Stay tuned.

This is a heat-tolerant spinach called Tyee F-1. So far so good!