May 28, 2016

Complete update on the garden, photos taken May 26 and 27, 2016.

Tokyo Longs, green onion. Planted from seed on ___.

Tokyo Longs, green onion. Planted from seed on February 1.

Leeks, _____ , planted from seed on ____. These will move to the garden late summer/early fall.

Leeks, Autumn Giant , planted from seed on March 18. These will move to the garden late summer/early fall.

Last years parsley gone to seed and in back lavender.

Last years parsley gone to seed, in the back is lavender.

Yellow straight neck squash, very small plant covered in blossoms. Never seen them bloom so small.

Yellow straight neck squash, very small plant covered in blossoms. Never seen them bloom so small.

Double row of potatoes on south wall of "cornfield" patch. They are just starting to bloom. Various varieties or random organic leftovers.

Double row of potatoes on south wall of “cornfield” patch. They are just starting to bloom. Various varieties or random organic leftovers.

North wall of cornfield, Celebrity tomatoes. Blooming for a couple weeks now. No fruit visible yet.

North wall of cornfield, Celebrity tomatoes. Blooming for a couple weeks now. No fruit visible yet.

Peppers, south end of North wall in cornfield. Very small and blooming.

Peppers, south end of North wall in cornfield. Very small and blooming. Thai chili.

First year flower garden south of the "Kitchen Garden". Autumn Giant sunflowers, Mexican sunflowers, zinnias, marigolds, ageratum, and I know not what else. I broadcast all my old flower seeds in this space.

First year flower garden south of the “Kitchen Garden”. Autumn Giant sunflowers, Mexican sunflowers, zinnias, marigolds, ageratum, and I know not what else. I broadcast all my old flower seeds in this space.

Lemongrass. It's doing well considering how cool it was for so long.

Lemongrass. It’s doing well considering how cool it was for so long.

Dill, planted from seed, about 7 inches tall now.

Dill, planted from seed, about 12 inches tall here.

Rosemary, overwintered in the bed from last year. It is loving all the rain and the well drained location.

Rosemary, overwintered in the bed from last year. It is loving all the rain and the well drained location.

New parsley from Joey K. It's still struggling some.

New parsley from Joey K. It’s still struggling some.

Cilantro gone to seed - making coriander. It got about four feet tall. My first year to be successful with cilantro.

Cilantro gone to seed – making coriander. It got about four feet tall. My first year to be successful with cilantro.

Genovese basil, Thai basil, peppermint, two more Floriday Market eggplant. All from Joey K a couple days ago. Thai basil was overcrowded and leggy and trying to flower. It may not do too well.

Genovese basil – 13, Thai basil – 27 overall, peppermint, two more Floriday Market eggplant. All from Joey K a couple days ago. Thai basil was overcrowded and leggy and trying to flower. It may not do too well. Pinched them all way back.

I know nothing about mushrooms except to not eat them! I am enjoying watching these grow on a stump in the North bed of the kitchen garden.

I know nothing about mushrooms except to not eat them! I am enjoying watching these grow on a stump in the North bed of the kitchen garden.

Red Romaine has provided us with many salads from these few plants. Purchased plants. No sign of bolting yet.

Red Romaine has provided us with many salads from these few plants. Purchased plants. No sign of bolting yet.

None Clemson Spineless okra. Why not. About seven inches tall now. They would like some more heat.

Nine Clemson Spineless okra. Why not. About seven inches tall now. They would like some more heat. Lettuce right front, was cut way back. I think it is now too warm for it to produce anything else.

North bed of kitchen garden; Black Krim and Green Zebra tomatoes, both blooming, the Krims are showing fruit. A row of green onions and marigolds and Genovese basils tucked in here and there.

North bed of kitchen garden; Black Krim and Green Zebra tomatoes, both blooming, the Krims are showing fruit. A row of green onions and marigolds and Genovese basils tucked in here and there.

The great leek experiment. These were potted 24 hours before the photo and have already grown. More info later.

The great leek experiment. These were potted May 25. This photo is 24 hours later, they have already grown. More info later.

Read more about our growing and cloning of leeks on this page.

Pole beans, Contender. Doing well.

Pole beans, Contender. Doing well.

Bush beans, Contender, also doing well. About to bloom.

Bush beans, Contender, also doing well. About to bloom.

First successful attempt at carrots. More info later. Variety ____. Planted ___.

First successful attempt at carrots. More info later. Little Finger. Planted April 22.

The Cushaw group. Kind of pathetic. I have high hopes. Stay tuned.

The Cushaw group. Kind of pathetic. I have high hopes. Stay tuned. Photo, 5-24-16

Read more about the Cushaw saga here.

The "cornfield". Planted 35 seeds of Bodacious corn in plat A on May 26.

The “cornfield”. Planted 35 seeds of Bodacious corn in plot A on May 26.The far milk jugs were covering peppers that have since been moved because they weren’t doing well – too cool on that side of the garden. The jugs on the right are covering those scrawny squash plats you see elsewhere.

Just a ladybug doing her job.

Just a ladybug doing her job.

West end of the south bed in the kitchen garden. Okra, lettuces and onions.

West end of the south bed in the kitchen garden. Okra, lettuces and onions.

Eggplant. More info asap.

Eggplant. More info asap.

 

The garlic bed. The leaves are starting to turn brown but there has been no scape formation yet. Planted last October (2015).

The garlic bed. The leaves are starting to turn brown but there has been no scape formation yet. Planted last October (2015).

A few straight eight cucumbers. I will plant 4 - 6 of these along a fence line every few weeks.

A few straight eight cucumbers. I will plant 4 – 6 of these along a fence line every few weeks.

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Today’s Garden Update Diary

Lettuce,

     Buttercrunch, cut back all

     Little Gem, first harvest today

     Red Romain producing ever more

Okra, Clemson Spineless, nine, nearly a foot tall, some leaves blackened, I think they need a copper based fungicide

Onions

      misc red and white from sets looking good, we are eating from them every day.

      Tokyo Longs, planted from seed on February 1, 2016

Garlic bed, some leaves drying, no scapes yet

Peas, snow, nearly done, will pick one more time, produced many pounds of peas

Bush beans, Contender, 244 seeds planted on April 22, about to flower

Pole beans, Contender, 72 seeds on April 15

Eggplant

     Ping Tung, 4 planted February 28 from seed, doing well, about a foot high

     Florida Market, from Joey K, planted 2 – 2 more to get in the ground…somewhere

Tomatoes

     Green Zebra, 6 from seedFebruary 28, flowering and just barely showing fruit 5-29

     Black Krim, 7 from seed February 28, showing fruit several days ago the 24th(?)

     Celebrity, 10, from Joey K, flowering now

     Japanese Black Trifele, organic from Harps Grocery in Calico Rock, two, showing fruit       since 5-24

     Tomatillo, from seed March 18, one of ten to grow, AND I am only guessing this is really a tomatillo ( 🙂 )

Carrot, Little Finger, growing in a pot, looking good! See this video here

Melon, Eden’s Gem, planted from seed May 23, only 1 up so far, straw bale

Leeks, Autumn Giant, a dozen from broadcast seed in a 4 inch pot transplanted to individual cells – hoping to plant out near end of summer

     Store bought organic with roots, follow the story here and check out this video

Cucumber, Straight Eight, six in the ground now, four ready to be planted, more started and just up yesterday 5-28

Potatoes, misc organic that sprouted and some I bought, Double 22 foot row, looking GOOD, starting to flower now

Squash,

     Yellow Straightneck, two in teh ground and flowering, very small plants, 5 more seeds May 24

     Fordhook zucchini, two in ground blooming very small also, 5 more seeds May 24

     Cushaw, six seeds planted on May 8, then transplanted to the outside of the garden on ___ Follow the Cushaw Saga

Peppers,

     Jalapeno, one that overwintered in teh house, bloomed like mad, transplaned to garden, produced dozens of small Jalapenos, now looks kind of crappy, still producing fruits. Should I cut it back?? One new plant from Joey K still in pot

     Red Marconi, 5, from seed, to the garden on April 28, pretty pathetic looking, flowering

     Jimmy Nardelo, 5, same as Marconi, dug up a few days ago and transplanted to pots for a warmer location. Already looking better.

     Thai chili, 1, Baker Creek May 5, covered in blooms now

     Pablano, 1, Baker Creek May 5, covered in blooms now

Corn, Bodacious, 35 seeds planted in Plot A in Cornfield on May 28, more to come

Mystery plant from the compost pile, looks good, why not?

Parsley, last years gone to seed, 4 new ones in the ground

Dill, 4 from seed, in the ground now, 12 ” high, more new starts May 24

Rosemary, planted last year, looks quite happy

Chives, divided to 4 groups last fall, look good, in a big pot

Oregano, in a big pot, prolific!

Lemongrass, new from Joey K, about a foot tall now

Fennel, started from seed May 24, not up

Cilantro/Coriander, did really well this winter and fall, all we could eat, now going to seed and making coriander

Peppermint, 4 inch pot from Joey K, where to plant…

Basil

     Genovese from Joey K, repotted to make 13 and pinched back on May 25

     Thai from Joey K, repotted to make 27 and pinched back on May 25, struggling a bit

Still to start: summer lettuce, edamame, another round of bush beans, melon, corn – Peaches & Cream