Saturday, May 28, 2011

View From the Roof and Other Random Photos

Sorry I have not been a very good blogger these last few months but I just seem to be very busy these days. Last weekend I took some photos of the garden. The always loved roof shots are up first...

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The next two photos are ground shots.

I don't know for sure because we have never really experienced a "real" Spring here in the California  Bay Area but if I had to guess this is the closest we have come. It's the end of May and we are still getting a little rain, cool temperatures and a lot of wind. This is just not the norm in these parts. My cool weather crops are loving it but my Summer crops are not doing so well. Had I known the cool weather was going to last so long I would have held off planting Summer crops. My cucumbers are producing fruit but the plants are small and weak. Not sure if they are going to recover. I have been feeding them with seaweed extract and fish emulsion in hopes it will give them a bit of a boost. I also wrapped the bed in plastic today to protect the cucumbers from the wind and to give them a little more warmth.


 The tomatoes seem to be doing OK. The Fox Cherries have almost out grown their 5 foot trellis.

I'm getting fruit but they are not going to ripen until the weather warms up a bit more.

I had a nice harvest on May 22nd. 2 pounds of lettuce some carrots, spring onions, snow peas and dill.

Last Christmas sweet husband  bought me some new garden art...

As the sun was setting tonight we were blessed with a rainbow.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Haven Garden Update

Yesterday I spent most of the day over at the Haven Garden with a group of volunteers from Symantec.

You can see and read all about it here...   

As for my garden all the Spring crops are doing well with all this cool weather we are having. It has been much cooler than normal for late May. All the Summer crops are in and growing but not much in the way of "fruit"

How is your garden growing?

Monday, May 16, 2011

Lots and Lots of photos

So sorry for being MIA. Here is a photo update....

It's been four years and no sign of fruit on the banana.
The reason for this is there may be too many pups in the pot.
Time to cut the apron strings on two of the smaller pups.

Now mom might have the energy to bear fruit. 

So far no leaf curl on the nectarine.

The bees have been out in force.






Hungarian peppers


Lettuce and carrots

Pole beans


Bush Beans


And more lettuce

Summer squash. The four in the back are vining or so said the package.

Harvested on Sunday for dinner


Carrots harvested on Sunday for dinner this week.


Raspberries are showing some color

Snow peas

Spring onions
Lots of great things going on over at the Haven Garden. I'll be there this Saturday. We are getting great support from local businesses... big name businesses... I'll post more when I get the OK. Other things going on... I'm working on getting my teacher certification to teach Square Foot Gardening. Seems to be a lot of interest but no classes in the area. Wish me luck!