Things are happening in our community garden plot!
Probably the biggest surprise: the artichoke starts that nearly died when we first planted them out are looking like they might actually produce! Last year our artichoke plants at home in containers never produced any food, probably because we didn’t choose a sunny enough spot for them. Our new plan is to dig these up before winter and store them in the garage in pots. We’ll see.
We’ve got a ton of green tomatoes over there. FINGERS AND TOES CROSSED!
Corn. Probably not going to happen this year but the sight of it still makes us happy.
Soy, corn, and volunteer borage gone wild behind. Our borage makes our plot very popular with the bees.
nasturtiums and zucchini (and maybe some weeds)
Jess has some interesting plans for this calendula
Jess’ favorite gloves
the view from our neighbor’s plot
the food bank squash plot
So glad I finally hauled my camera over there on a day I wasn’t going to get covered in dirt.
Not to complain or anything, but I think we could use a sunny streak here in Olympia, WA. It has been a less than stellar spring for Pacific Northwest gardeners. The biggest problem I’m facing is being behind on building the last of our beds due mostly to rain, rain, and more rain. At least our brassicas are going to town. Check out our broccoli:
And I scored some cheap vintage gnomes to try to cheer up our yard.
Our peas have blossoms!
Our bees have been hiding out a lot due to the cold, but at least when they come out they can find the borage we planted for them is ready.
Really this is supposed to be a post about something other than bees, but these bumble bees are all over our yard and they are adorable.
In this mostly non-food corner of our yard, I love the mix of different shades of green. There is some chocolate mint in there for good measure (and do you need any, by the way? or do you want to come over for mojitos?), but a couple of my favorites are covering the ground. My childhood nostalgia for lambs ear is being fulfilled, as is my love of succulents.
These bright lime green guys are probably the one plant our yard came with that I truly love.