I know I have been promising a tour of the garden for a couple of weeks now. Sorry for the delay. The vegetable garden in really coming along well here at Stoney Acres, the weather has been great so far this year and I really feel like we are a head of the game this year!!
We’ll start of our garden tour on the south side of the yard with some exciting news. The ever-bearing raspberries are in bloom! That means the first fruit is around a month away!
Our lettuce supply is slowly dwindling (or quickly bolting). A few more weeks and then we will take a break from lettuce.
I got the radishes in a little late this year so they still have a week or two before they will be ready. If you look close you can also see some beets and turnips growing. On the right is some Swiss Chard I have let go to seed so that I can replenish our seed supply.
These are the potatoes that we planted in mid March. I noticed some blossoms on them just yesterday so we are only a few weeks away from our first new potatoes!!
The first of our bush beans (v. slenderetta) are poking their heads out!
This is a new type of bean for us, it’s called Scarlet Runner and you can eat these while they are small like a string bean or you can wait for them to develop and shell them and eat them more like a lima bean.
The cucumbers are just getting started after about a week in the ground. We are growing both a slicing and pickling variety this year.
Moving over to the North section of the garden, all the tomatoes are in and the cages set. We have 6 varieties of tomatoes in this year.
Looking east now we have some peas in front and the garlic and some shallots towards the back.
This bed is kind of a catch all this year. It will house our fall Cole crops in about 2 months, but for now there’s some peas, basil, celery and even some green onions that haven’t come up yet.
Here’s a head of our favorite lettuce, butter crunch. About a week to 10 days and this one will be salad!
Our storage onions are coming along well. We planted less this year, last year we had over 30 pounds and had a hard time using them all up.
The broccoli is looking good, this variety is pac man. We are just starting to see the first signs of heads forming.
We had a lot more tomato starts than we had room for in the raised beds, we didn’t want to waste them so we found some space for them in the main garden.
These pepper starts just went in over the weekend. They seem to be establishing themselves well and dealing with the heat.
The squash are just coming up as well. We are trying a few new types of squash this year these are a pat-a-pan which we have never tried before.
All of our melons are just starting to peak out as well. We have 4 different varieties planted this year, two types of water melon, one cantaloupe, and a crinshaw.
And of course the star of the garden right now is the strawberries. They are just loaded with berries this year. In fact I picked last night and got over 2 and a half pounds!
Well I hope enjoyed this quick look at the garden!!