Friday, June 24, 2011

And even more garden

This is the main garden, including the strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. We have one 16' strawberry patch that has produced 33 pints of strawberry jam so far this year. I'm not sure we're going to get much more, with it being so wet. They are starting to rot and the grubs are getting bad, too.

There are 3 raspberry rows, 18 x 3 feet. Two of them are well-established; the third one is new this year, so a bit thin yet. And, we have 5 blueberry bushes; we had 6, but one didn't make it through the winter. We won't get many blueberries off them this year or next. It takes a few years to get established.

In the forefront are tomatoes (just transplanted a week ago to take the place of the early broccoli), onions—we like onions!—and some beets, kohlrabi, and chard.

The row cover is protecting some cabbage transplants and some potatoes. Row cover is effective for keeping the insects off until the plants get big enough and tough enough to survive their assault. I took it off them on Tuesday. The blue container is an experiment in growing corn in a self-watering container. Hope it works...

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