if you're new around these parts, this is my series, "in the garden." during the spring & summer months, in celebration of gardening, i am going to share a garden overview of what our garden looks like along with what we plan to plant throughout the month!
may was rainy. in fact, it was one of the rainiest months on record, which our plants loved & our weeds loved even more.
in the garden - june 2015
i cannot believe how much difference one month can make in the garden! see the may garden here.
our garden is filled with bushy lemon balm, zinnias & many more flowers in bloom!
last year a late frost got our hydrangeas so we were without hydrangeas all summer long. it's so nice to have these beauties in the garden providing huge pops of color!
our potatoes are very impressive. this might be our best harvest yet! we plan to harvest & store our potatoes before leaving for europe.
our bushy tomato plants are flowering & looking promising. we cannot wait to come home to juicy, ripe tomatoes!
we're also harvesting large baskets full of sugar snap peas. i plan to pickle a few jars of sugar snaps this week. my recipe is here.
we're also harvesting large heads of broccoli, chinese cabbage & red cabbage! luke made kimchi on sunday & this evening we plan to freeze bags full of broccoli for the winter months.
other garden news:
+ our onions were hit hard by the unusual amount of rain & left diseased. we can still eat the onions fresh, but we're disappointed that we won't be able to store any this year.
+ we plan to harvest all of our root crops this week & plant eggplant & bell peppers in their place. i am hopeful for a good eggplant harvest this year! we love eggplant parmesan on late summer evenings.
+ we are working furiously to prepare for our farm guests during the month of june. it's quite challenging to prepare our hearts & minds for leaving the farm during such a busy growing season, but we're thankful for our village that is making this happen for us!
what is happening in your garden? please share!
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