Here’s a quick update on the state of the garden – in photos!
Here are my 2 week old tomatoes – I have some other that are only slightly larger. I really think I’ m behind in the tomato game 😦 That said they are doing well, love their light and seem happy. I have 6 varieties on the go right now – with lots of cherries, a couple sandwich, one sauce and one paste. I sure hope they work out! I have lots of extras in the hopes that I’ll be able to trade them for other starts that I might not have in June.
The mesclun is alive! not much of it, but some 🙂
The polycultural bed. It has suffered from Cat.
The raspberries (two varieties, both unknown). I am doing the three level thing where you run them sideways and grow them to be at three levels, cutting the talles down after a year to allow for new growth. As I just planted them I don’t actually know how the cutting them down part goes. I got one variety from freecycle, with plants at various stages of growth, and the other variety from my father – also at three different stages.
Onion transplants. Just put these in on the weekend, but they seem to have stayed pretty perky! I have about 6 times as many more. This is only the one variety, the other is still in pots.
The world’s ugliest functioning poly tunnel. I need to create battens, and make some “clamps” out of hose and try attaching the plastic again. Also need to make the doors.
this is a bed that is partially shaded (at the back). There are about 4 rows of spinach – doing quite well so far! At the front are savoy cabbage (dying!) and leeks.
Here’s some more happy spinach, in a raised bed. Probably will get too much sun but I intend to it it pretty young. At the far end some romaine lettuce is coming up, and to the right some cilantro. I’m really excited about the cilantro. I hate how much we waste because of having to buy large bunches when we only need a little. I hope it does well there. Should get plenty of sun.
So overall the garden is doing great! I’m really happy so far. I know that soon I’ll be battling pests and disease, but for right now I’ll take the optimism and positivity while I’ve got it!