Sunday, June 5, 2011

Weekend in the Garden: A Small Harvest

Strawberries from our patch
First onion

luffa plants growing in the ground
various tomato and pepper seedlings

My weekend in the garden was spent checking the progress of our seedlings, watering, and weeding (no matter how much mulch we put down, the weeds always sneak in). We harvested a handful of strawberries and pulled the first onion that had a top that was fairly brown and falling over. I'm not sure what I was expecting, something bigger maybe? It looks slightly bigger than the bulb we planted. The other onions still have bright green stems shooting straight up, so we're going to leave them alone for a little longer until they start turning brown.  

I also planted another set of sunflowers: Coconut Ice hybrid. The blooms are supposed to come out pale yellow/white. This year we're growing four varieties: Mammoth, Chianti hybrid, Teddy Bear, and the Coconut Ice.

Other than that, we're in a holding pattern now, just waiting for things to develop fruit.  I'm linking to Sweet Bean Gardening's Hope Grows post. For June, I'm hoping for equal parts sun and rain so that my seedlings keep growing strong, and I hope they set fruit so I can have a good harvest in July and August. That's not too much to ask for, right?


  1. I think rain + sun in = parts is a perfect hope. :) We picked a couple of strawberries today too!

    I haven't planted any sunflowers yet...I hope its not too late...your Coconut Ice hybrid sounds very pretty!

  2. beautiful strawberries! you have great taste in sunflowers, i looked up coconut ice and they're gorgeous.

  3. Your strawberries are so darn cute!...It certainly appears that you have success with them good for you! Can't wait to see how those sunflowers turn out..I shall return to find out later on..

  4. @Hanni, thanks! I don't think it's too late to plant sunflowers. Our seedlings are popping up fairly quickly.

    @Emily, thank you! The seeds are huge. I don't know what I was expecting, but they surprised me.

    @Vetsy, thank you! I'll be stopping by to see how your garden is progressing too. :)

  5. I just did I small harvest as well- two carrots and 3 radishes was all I could find! Ha!

  6. @Desperate Gardener--hey, 2 carrots and 3 radishes are a start!


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