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Despite my earlier protestations, and with much appreciated assistance, I not only planted what turned out to be an overfilled garden, I har...

June 7, 2012

So long Haogen Melon.

My Fussy Garden Early June 2012

There are so many things to report this week with all the rain and then super warm sunny days the past couple of weeks. I decided to make a numbered list because there is just too much to keep track of as I've been busy with online training classes.

  1. We completed the patio summer seating area.
  2. The strawberries are ripening.
  3. The 6 Haogen Melon Plants didn't make it.
  4. The Table Squash plants are flourishing.
  5. There are roughly 4 red noodle long bean plants left.
  6. The Sugar Snap and English Peas pods are abundant and making like crazy.
  7. The Tomato and Hot Pepper plants are small but flowering way early.
  8. The Rhubarb is taking to it's new home in the garden.
  9. The greens are just about ready to harvest. Including: Collards, Dino Kale, Tat Tsoi, and Swiss Chard.
  10. The cabbage plants are doing very well. Can't wait to make Kimchi!
  11. The leeks I sowed last year are tall and thick just like you find at the grocery store.
  12. The Purple Tomatillo is at least a 1/2 foot taller and producing flowers like crazy. It should be fruiting very soon.
  13. The okra is doing horribly! First beat down by the hail now just looking sad and eaten on. The neem has not helped so I'm thinking ground squirrle damage.
  14. I have been finding and squishing cucumber or squash beetles. I'm not sure which ones yet but the tell tale stripes give them away. I'm sure this is what did in the Haogen Melons.
  15. The dill is fragrant and delicious. We've been nipping off sprigs here and there.
  16. The Hinomaki Gooseberries have been making for quite sometime and need to be picked like 2 weeks ago already.
  17. The Romanesco Squash has started to form what will be the blooms. So I'm super excited about daily squash for dinner or lunch.
  18. Both the Watermelon and Daikon Radish are producing strong leaves but have both been nibbled upon. 
I will now post some pics and label them so you know what you are looking at. I hope this list is not so hard to follow. It's just that I have to get on to other things today but don't want to get so far behind that I forget to share this years results. With that being said, here goes.
Ripening Strawberries

Super prolific peas this year

Shell Pea

Sugar Snap pea

The greens are doing great. Tat Tsoi, Swiss Chard, and Collards

Dino Kale, Broccoli, and Cabbage


Pole Beans look great. Red Noodle Long not so much.

Amazing Leeks

Romanesco Squash

Watermelon Radish