Tuesday, June 30, 2009

June Garden Update

Here are some photos I took in the last two weeks.

Photo Below: Bed 1 the cherry tomatoes are getting so tall that I will need a step ladder to pick them off the top. The arch is about 7 feet tall and the vines are two to three feet above that.

Photo Below: Bush tomatoes... I can't wait until these are ripe.

Photo Below: View of beds 2 and 3

Photos Below: The watermelons in bed two are getting bigger. They are the size of a golf ball maybe even a little bigger.

Photos Below: The antique marigold and the cilantro in the right corner of bed 3 is shading the basil. I pulled the cilantro since it has bolted and moved the marigold.

There that's better....

Photo Below: Marigold moved to potato bed two since is was empty.

Photos Below: The basil is much happier....

...when it's not over 90 degrees. I had to cover them with shade cloth for a few days.

Photos Below: The bell peppers are really starting to take off now that the weather has warmed up.

I did, however pull the runt bell pepper. I'll be planting some lettuce in it's place.

Photo Below: Bed 2

Photos Below: In bed 4 I pulled out all the lettuce and reseeded with carrots...

...and used Granny's trick of covering them to keep from drying out.

Photos Below: The onions seem to be putting on some size.

Photos Below: The garlic has died back...

They are not very big... I'll wait to pull the second square to see if they get any bigger.

Photo Below: Bush beans ready to pick.

Photo Below: I pulled out the round zucchini. I wasn't getting much of a harvest from them for the space. I have reseeded the empty squares with lettuce. This area is a bit shaded from the bush beans.

Photos Below: I pulled out the potatoes in bed 1...

very low yield but very good.

Photo Below: The snap peas cannot decide if they want to die off or put out new growth. I'm just going to let them be and see what they do.

Photo Below: Strawberry bed is growing very well and is starting to put out runners.

Photos Below: The Pumpkin on a stick is doing very well and it looks like I will have mini pumpkins on a stick this Fall. I was not sure if this plant was going to be true to seed when I saved the seeds from an arrangement that was given to me last Fall.

Photos Below: Pumpkin on a Stick

Photo Below: View from my living room

Hope you enjoyed the photos.


  1. "Hope you enjoyed the photos."
    I could make a calendar of your garden photos. They are that beautiful!

    Those have to be the healthiest strawberry plants I've ever seen.

  2. Very nice pics of your very nice garden. It's all looking good.

  3. Wow! I can't believe the view from your window. That's fantastic. My watermelon are at about the same stage. Aren't they cute!

  4. Those are definitely some great looking pictures! You sure do have a much more favorable climate than me, because the heat is starting to dry things out a bit. Everytime I hear the term "pumpkin on a stick", it makes me think of "jalapeno on a stick" Ha!

  5. gorgeous! i just love your strawberry patch!

  6. Thanks everyone! :-)

    EG... Yes we do. The only thing holding me back from gardening all year round is I have very little sun from Nov to March.

    Since I have taken the watermelon photo one of them is now the size of a baseball.. way too cute!

  7. The view from your living room is to die for!

  8. Hi Rosey,

    I love it too! It makes me feel like I'm living outdoors. The hummingbirds love all the plants right next to the window. I see them feeding everyday.

  9. I like how you've incorporated a permanent sitting area with the growing area. It looks so nice and rexlaing.

  10. Oh Cheryl it is very relaxing. I come home from work and the first thing I do is go out into the garden, walk around a little and sit my butt right down... until I have to get up and cook dinner :-( Cooking unlike gardening doesn’t come naturally to me.

  11. I love your photo's! Thanks for sharing.

  12. hidinginmygarden,

    Thank you! And thanks for reading my blog :-)

  13. I just love your garden! You are doing such a beautiful work. Makes me want to move to southern Cal so that I could have better weather to garden in.

  14. Thanks Daisy!
    I've been checking out your blog and your not doing too bad yourself.

    I'm in the Bay Area and the weather is great for gardening. I just wish I had sun in my yard Nov through Mar. Then I could grow all year round.

    So CA would be great too... warm all year... mostly :-)