This has been a great year. It has been warm but not too hot. We got a lot of rain early in March and April and then somewhat regularly in May and June. The weeds are going crazy but the vegetable garden also loves it.
We have the usual vegetable. Some old and some new varietites. We are growing Monte Cristo pole beans instead of Blue Lake. The Blue Lakes have been terrible the last couple of years. It turns out that the hybrid is failing and several people are reporting the flat stringy pods like we have had the past couple of years. The bush beans are the same varieties, Maxibel, Soleil. We have some Gold Marie Romanos. Bodacious corn again, carrots, beets. We have 3 potatoes; Yukon Gold, a red and a russet.
Lettuce is going crazy. We bought the starts back in April and have been harvesting heads for the past week. The radishes are ready.
We changed the way we are growing strawberries. We are hanging them from baskets in the greenhouse to protect them from slugs. We also are growing Hood which is a bigger strawberry. We have harvested our first pint today.
Here’s the update.