In my case, very slowly. Our cool, wet June weather without much warmth or sunshine is keeping everything in the garden from taking off as I wish it would.
I hilled our potatoes for the first time yesterday, June 22nd. Last year I hilled them for the second and last time on June 25th. In the picture above, the row on the right is done, the one in the middle is half done, and the row on the left hasn't been worked on at all.
This is the third year of our asparagus which means we could harvest spears for a one month period which ended a week ago yesterday. So now we're letting the spears go to ferns to feed the roots for next year. We didn't have enough asparagus to freeze this year as we ate it nearly every day and shared some with others. It was delish and enjoyed to the utmost.
You'd think our weather would be conducive to peas growing well, but it seems to me that neither the sugar snap peas (above on trellis) are as far along as they should be, nor are the shell peas (below).
These guys germinated really well, grew about five or six inches high . . . and are on hold at that point.
My Brussels sprouts are doing well. Looking healthy, but not very tall yet.
The yellow and green beans are complaining it's been a little on the cool side for their liking. Although they did germinate, they're not looking very healthy or vibrant right now.
Everyone warns to be careful where you plant mint as it will spread and take over your acreage. I'd like it to just take over this bed. But that's not happening with any speed. It came up kinda spotty this year and you can see the far end of the bed had nothing in it until I put in two new plants. Come on you little mint plants. Purchasing a year's worth of peppermint for Papa Pea's daily morning mug of tea is expensive!
the quotidian (11.20.17)
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