What the beds look like right now at a glance...(the gladiators are bonus ;) my poor beets in the very first bed there to the right have been pecked nearly to death by our chickens (when the boys let them out and don't remember to watch them :/ ). So much for the blissful visions of them eating only nasty bugs off the plants in perfect tranquility. I've got to give them credit for knowing where the nutrient dense nutrition is though. ;) Hopefully they pull through, but it's the most shaded bed too, so they've had it rough.
escarole is happy
bush beans are putting out flowers before the pole beans
Noah's sun flowers :)
if nothing else...I can apparently grow kohlrabi :) I don't think Luke even likes it ;) ha
a few apples...
cutting old tights to train tomatoes to the trellis
I have no idea WHY I planted so many carrots. I think I just wanted to plant something and it was too early for other things. :P I'll plant less of those next year I think.
string bean looking for something else to climb on...
and a few days later...smart string bean :)
Gisella's hair is growing too! :)
later planting of Jade green beans for staggered harvest-these are up on in the deck boxes with herbs
if you say "outside?" to Gisella...she does a happy dance and lunges for the door :)
"I'll be at the little library mom" :D reading where the sidewalk ends ;)
Check this out: the house casts a shadow and moves across the kohlrabi...can you guess which direction the shadow moves...?
What I'm learning about tomato plants and how to train them up. You have to remove the "sucker" branches which grow out between to good branches. pictures below are all "good" branches off the main stalk.
This sucker branch is really little, they can get very big but I've removed most of the big ones. See it there in the middle.
I just use my fingers to pull them off
for a picky picky (not perfectionist...I literally pick things too much ;) nature personality like mine, this is great fun :D
another example in front of my index finger.
and up she grows...
Even if I grow nothing...all the effort is worth watching the kids soak it all in. ;) I have a goal of growing 20 pounds of food though this year to start. We'll see what happens. :)
that's my lettuce and that's our egg :D I sure didn't grow the avocado though- ha ;)