Though, by the calendar, Solstice is near, it remains very much spring here. The scent of lilacs mingles with that of their later companions, peonies and roses, in our daily rounds of the garden.
Hailstorm aside, the warming days, cooler nights, and occasional rains of June make for good planting weather. Above: French and lemon gem marigolds, basil and a couple of cucumber seedlings.
We’ve been picking our way around the fennel volunteers that have appeared in the pathway. Their vigor has us considering direct seeding next season for an earlier start.
Pea (above) and fava blossoms are appearing, each a step towards another eagerly anticipated pod.
Newly planted potatoes quickly pushed their way back up through the soil. We’re again experimenting with growing them in containers, each with a different configuration.
A promising start for the second planting of Agretti, which gave us the confidence to start two other Italian specialty greens, erba stella and scuplit.
This week’s harvest: Garlic scapes, asparagus, salad greens, fun jen, and tatsoi.
This week’s planting: Potatoes, cucumbers, fennel, summer and winter squash, green beans, peppers, salad greens, radishes, herbs, and rice.