The big project to date (almost)

The big project to date (almost)

The "almost" is because Jenny Lind heritage melons were planted after this photo to the left of the corn. The things not in the boxes are planned succession crops for lettuce, radish, and broccoli areas plus more basil to inter-crop with peas and an oregano that needs to go in at a path end. Actual garden The graphic plan below
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CROPS sugar snap peas (horizontal trellis working moderately well) lettuce several types from purchased starts and seed misc mustard like greens from a spicy mescaline mix purchased start brussel sprouts fava beans My Aunt Laura's Shucky Beans (heritage) spinach (poor crop, not thinned enough, bolted very early) onions multiple types carrots 2 types (poor crop, may plant more seeds soon) radishes potatoes 2 types tomatoes 4 heritage indeterminate on trellis types 1 hybrid determinate in cage fenugreek cucumbers zucchini (first crop killed by 40 degree weather, 2nd doing well...one blooming) yellow crock neck squash (also killed off as above) okra nasturtiums (only 2 most accidentally "weeded" out) broccoli about to be replace with eggplant and collards strawberries here and there garlic chives soon to be planted oregano basil dill cilantro parsley beans edamame kale corn raspberries Fig tree already there thyme 2 types, rosemary, sage, borage edibles elsewhere in yard... bronze fennel, quince tree, oregano, chocolate mint, chives and rhubarb and sickly Myer Lemon and baby Thai Lime 2 Potted blueberries and I'm worried about cross pollination needs not being met as they bloom at different times...we shall see (need to get into ground in fall) 14 by 17 feet remain unplanted Critter report Many swallowtail larvae and eggs on dill and bronze fennel ++ Temporary chicken wire has kept out bunnies no ground hogs or deer seen this year squirrels ate a few corn seeds aphids attacked fava beans and controlled with soapy water and plain water sprays 1 huge flock of unknown mating frenzy insects in and around upper areas of shed reduced with hand picking and seem to have moved elsewhere 1 huge flock of unknown mating frenzy insect in mulch and base of shed reduced considerably with mini dragon flame thrower when mulch was wet after 3 days of rain slugs are small but present and small at the moment cabbage worm moths are around but so far no caterpillars on the veggies Neighbor's dogs were obeying their invisible fence and not becoming a problem until tonight when one walked right over and peed on my fence, lol. Weed report I love my new "toy" a propane torch called the "mini dragon" from flameengineering.com. I will do a better post on it later. I do use some round up but rarely for things like thistle mostly hand weed do tons of mulch with grass clippings, commercial bulk mulch and leaves to control weeds NEVER let any weed go to seed. NEVER!!! I'm still paying for that mistake with poke weed and sweet annie from many years ago
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Room Spam!

Room Spam!

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Roses

A past winter pic…

A past winter pic…