By early July, the Shishito peppers were looking happy and healthy. The irrigation system was doing its job well, without too much fuss or tweaking. You can see one of our drip lines in the background of this photo.
We decided to try corn again this year. I had tried it in 2013 and found that it didn’t produce much at all. This year we did a little more research and gave them a little more room to spread out in the rear beds. Although we sometimes sowed two or three kernels per spot, sometimes we got one, sometimes two, sometimes none at all. I doubted we really had the nutrients to support them, but was interested in giving them another chance. By this time, we had run our irrigation lines as well, as visible here.
Once we had our transplants and direct-sown seeds in the ground, we could shift our attention from indoors to the garden itself. The bare soil was starting to look a little brighter by the end of May. Here, a beet enjoys its own spot. Note the clover in the background… that’s remnants of the cover crop which have reappeared and would soon spread to all areas of the beds.
Early October, and we were still getting nice harvests of beets, eggplant, Shishito peppers, and a few odds and ends. Continue reading 2014 Veggies – October & November
By mid-September, plenty of new eggplant were forming on the larger plants like this little cutie.
By August, the garden is typically in high gear. Here we had a nice variety of good stuff– Purple Pole Beans, Cucumbers, Green Zebra tomatoes, Fox Cherry tomatoes, basil and thyme.
By mid-July, we were seeing some mature Japanese eggplant. I like these guys. They’re ideal for the grill, don’t even really need to slice them. Anything that’s prolific and yummy gets my vote, and eggplant have been prolific for us. And yummy. Continue reading 2014 Veggies – July
By the first of June, the tomatoes were looking healthy in the beds. This one’s a Brandywine, heirloom variety.