Garden Update – May 12, 2016

Today’s view of the Moonmooring garden.

Contender pole beans, Siberian Dwarf Kale, cilantro changing to coriander.

Contender pole beans, Siberian Dwarf Kale, cilantro changing to coriander.

The pole beans are climbing!

The pole beans are climbing!

Wall of snow peas. You know this is my favorite garden item.

Wall of snow peas. You know this is my favorite garden item.

Japanese Black Trifele - blooming as is the other one also. The only tomato plants I bought this year. These are some hardy and hearty seeming tomato plants.

Japanese Black Trifele – blooming as is the other one also. These are the only tomato plants I bought this year.They are seeming hardy and hearty.

The Black Krims are blooming also. Both of these varieties are about a foot tall. I attribute the early bloom to early warm weather, a protected spot and Azomite/compost/mulch.

The Black Krims are blooming also. Both of these varieties are about a foot tall. I attribute the early bloom to early warm weather, a protected spot and Azomite/compost/mulch. Yes that is my shadow.

The row of Celebrity tomatoes and the two Trifele.

The row of Celebrity tomatoes and the two Trifele.

Yes there are a few flea beetles already! Ping Tung eggplants.

Already a few flea beetles! Yellow sticky traps in the morning for these Ping Tung eggplants.

Part of the current batch of Contender bush beans.

Part of the current batch of Contender bush beans.

Black Krims, Green Zebras further down the line and it's time to thin the onions! You can't see from here but the Genovese basil I overwintered in the kitchen window is in the dirt finally and thriving.

Black Krims, Green Zebras further down the line and it’s time to thin the onions! You can’t see from here but the three Genovese basil I overwintered in the kitchen window are finally in the dirt and thriving.

Clemson Spineless okra, justa handful of these.

Clemson Spineless okra, just a handful of these.

You know I overwintered a jalapeno in the house. It had hundreds of blooms well before time to be transplanted to the garden. Apparently I missed a few when removing them as these small but delicious jalapenos were picked today! I think I got them all now and the plant can kind of start over. It is alive and well!

You know I overwintered a jalapeno in the house. It had hundreds of blooms well before time to be transplanted to the garden. Apparently I missed a few when removing them as these small but delicious jalapenos were picked today! I think I got them all now and the plant can kind of start over. It is alive and well!

Better than last years absent garlic it's a little small and nearing readiness.

Better than last years absent garlic it’s a little small but nearing readiness.

More onions, red Romain doing well, buttercrunch lettuce just about done, the okra, last batch of radish (I keep saying that...). Edamame when this is all done.

More onions, red Romain doing well, buttercrunch lettuce just about done, the okra, last batch of radish (I keep saying that…). Edamame when this is all done.

Long double row of potatoes. No blooms yet but the plants are about 1 1/2 feet high.

Long double row of potatoes. No blooms yet but the plants are about 1 1/2 feet high.

Chives, oregano, peas, cilantro, beans (L). There's a bucket of carrots I keep forgetting to photograph.

Chives, oregano, peas, cilantro, beans (L). Somewhere there is a bucket of carrots I keep forgetting to photograph.

The peppers are in – Red Marconi, Thai birdseye, the jalapeno, Pablano and Jimmy Nardelo. The last cool snap didn’t do them any favors but they are recovering nicely. Now we are expecting three more nights in the high 40’s. Brrr for the peppers, even more so than for the tomatoes.

The Cushaw is bulking up already. Pictures of it next time along with the summer squash which is very small still. The yellow and zuchinni are about 6 inches high and wide and I swear we can see the beginning of blossoms on two of them. I’m not sure we will get to cantalope this year.

Still to go in the ground, edamame, eggplant, corn – Bodacious and Peaches & Cream – more Genovese basil, Thai basil, lemon basil, cucumber.

It won’t be long before it’s time to plan the fall garden. How is the weather and planting in your area?

signature, Sarah

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5 Responses to Garden Update – May 12, 2016

  1. Helen says:

    I love mangetout (snow peas)! Good to hear that I’m not the only one who overwinters chillies in the house.

    • S says:

      It was my first time to overwinter the peppers and a huge success so far. It’s been abnormally chilly the last few nights and a couple more to come so we shall see. Mangetout – I have never heard this term before and will have to look it up. Thanks for the new word. 🙂

  2. Anonymous says:

    Wonderful garden, your hard work is paying off.

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