Sunday, June 7, 2009

Late spring gardening

It was a good day in the garden.

I've harvested most of the garlic and onions, and have started to plant replacement squash, basil, and leeks. Tomorrow, I'll plant another round of yard-long beans, purple pole beans, tromboncino squash, and scarlet runner beans. (The woodchuck(s) have been nibbling on the squash, hrrrmph).

I planted a couple of different summer squash varieties
in this square (maybe they'll avoid squash vine borers this year?)


We'll eat all of the onions fresh - they're delicious when small and young, and aren't big enough to warrant storing (many were planted in the main vegetable garden that's quite shady until summer is in full swing).

The late afternoons and evenings have been so pleasant lately - relatively low humidity (for us) with beautiful light. My garden shed smells of curing garlic, but nonetheless is a delightful place to work, and view the garden.




2 comments:

  1. Something has nibbled all but two of my sunflowers. The rabbits can't get in so the chipmunk is the number one suspect.

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  2. Oh, dear -- our adaptable wildlife inhabitants can really stray from their preferred foods! I caught a squirrel in the trap I'd set for woodchucks this evening. When we were trying to snag squirrels, when they were in our attic, we never got one; here was one unannounced!

    Lisa

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