Growing right along! Taking a break for a few minutes from the massive canning production going on at the urban homestead kitchen. Love seeing all those comments btw. Great to see such reader participation.
Here’s snapshots from our summer garden.
But first, here’s the dirt. The guys are hard at work turning over the spring crops for the summer vegetables. Hey, guys, not as much eggplant as last year please! *grin* Congrats on the awesome carrot harvest ! Carrots are coming in by the basket full! Best carrot harvest – EVER! Sweet.
Right now we are trying to keep ahead of those harlequin bugs. Remember we had a plague of them 2 years ago? That was the first massive infestation we have seen in our 25 years growing food here in the city. There are a few running around but so far no infestation this year, or is it too early to say so?
Thanks to the ‘normal’ overcast June morning weather (in which we local yokels call “June Gloom”) we are trying to keep the disease at bay Seems like these days, plants are more susceptible to the change in the weather. Don’t ask me why but I bet there’s a slew of environmental factors.
Though it’s still rather cool in the mornings and evening we are moving the self watering container boxes (Resource: Build Your Own SWC) filled with leafy greens into the shade One thing I must say about self watering containers, being mobile as they are they really do wonders at extending our growing season. With these mobile containers we are able to have a bit more control over their environment. We did another successful soil block sowing (pics & post coming soon!)
How’s your garden growing? What sorts of problems are you experiencing. Is it wacky weather, bad bugs, what ails your garden?
How many newbie gardeners are there? Is this your first year growing your own?
Once again: remember, the nifty garden hat Justin is modeling (grin), ollas (clay pot irrigation) or the sturdy wire basket can be purchased online at our store. Looking for seeds that we are using at our little farm in the city? We have, er sell, those too! All purchases help keep this site growing and going!
More pictures coming soon, stay tuned for another “Around the Urban Homestead“