Spring is so welcome after such a long cold winter. May is when the garden finally got tilled after a snowy winter that went straight into a very wet spring. There was a small window of opportunity when it was dry, windy, and hot enough to rototill and most everyone I know tilled at the end of that week.
Pink Berkley Tie-Dye tomato
Black Krim tomato
And here's a picture of that Black Krim tomato plant.
Main tomato bed. Bed to the right has pole beans and vining plants like cucumber.
Tomato and eggplant bed. That's coffee grounds on the eggplants, hopefully it'll help with flea beetles.
Sweet pepper bed with some mildly hot Pablano peppers.
So like most of the United States, May was filled with planting:
50 tomato plants, 22 sweet and hot peppers, 15 eggplants/aubergines, 22 broccoli, leeks, bush beans, cucumbers, melons, loofa, bitter melon, pole beans, summer squash, zucchini, asparagus, and artichokes were all planted out in the garden.
I also started Brussels sprouts and basil from seeds, and started rooting grocery store starts like bunching onions, basil, and lemongrass.
And we are harvesting:
Nothing so far, but there are big hopes for the end of June or beginning of July.
To do list for June:
- Put up tomato supports which consists of sandwiching plants between 2 rows of fencing.
- Put up trellis system for pole beans, vining plants, etc.
- Plant out Brussels sprouts, basil, bunching onions, and lemongrass.
- Mulch the whole garden.
Summer will be soon be upon us, which is a wondrous time of eating fresh from the garden. My personal favorite is green beans, whereas my spouse says he is really looking forward to the broccoli and Brussels sprouts.
Vegetables that are new to us for growing as well as starting from seed:
Asparagus, artichoke, broccoli, and Brussels sprout.
I'm participating in the Garden Share Collective hosted by Strayed to the Table