I thought I would do an update on some of the fruits and vegetables growing in the garden. These are all either in the side yard in raised beds, or soon to be moved in over there. I had wanted to get the plants I started inside planted out, but the weather is not supposed to be very warm this week, so I will still bring them in at night. The side yard needs a good cleanup now, and I think I'll do that this weekend.
'Buttercrunch' lettuce growing on the deck.
Basil 'Napoletano' that was started from seed. These leaves are really big, they never got this big last year. The stem can hardly support the weight.
My poor 'Brandywine' tomatoes that were started from seed. I put them out the other day not knowing a wind and rain storm was coming. They were pretty beat up. I've staked them and will keep them inside for another week. The other tomatoes that were started from seed look much better. They are all beginning to get flower buds.
Bush zucchini flower. I can't keep up with pinching the flowers, and now I'm just leaving them.
This is Sweet Pea's square foot garden. The red onions are all up, bush peas and sugar snap peas are starting to grow. There aren't many carrots that have sprouted. We never have much luck with carrots, but it's her favorite thing to try. I hope she gets some.
'Desert King' fig tree. I was actually going to post a question a week ago because I thought it was dead. I went outside yesterday and found these and more. The first crop of fruit on a fig tree is called the breba crop. They grow on the last season's growth. The main crop, which will come later in the summer, grows on new growth. This variety is supposed to be a great one for the Northwest.
Strawberry flowers! The bees were very busy buzzing around while I took pictures. I've lost track of the varieties but I know I planted all everbearing types. These are planted at the base of the fig tree.
The blueberry bushes are just loaded. This is 'Jersey', by far the most full of flowers of any of the 5 varieties I have. It's also the largest bush.
And here are the hops. I better remind my husband to find something for these to climb on! They are already growing so fast just up this short trellis.
I can't wait to be eating the different fruits and vegetables we have started. First it needs to warm back up here. We've also had pouring rain and wind for the last 2 days.