Tag Archives: Kale

Getting Bigger

Soybeans

These seem to be recovering from the rabbit attack they suffered two weeks ago.  I still have not fixed the fence.

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Sunflowers

These plants are about waist height already.

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Corn

It’s gonna be knee high by the Fourth of July!

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Cucumbers

I really can’t much about these right now. Growing well for now.

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Watermelon

These are starting to flower already. I didn’t expect that so soon.

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Zucchini

Starting to poke up through the dirt!

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Marigolds

I caught a bumblebee in action on these marigolds today. The flowers look so nice that I decided I’d make a post just to share them.

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Next to the bumblebee I also saw a wasp looking for a snack. It was definitely searching for little green caterpillars. Neither it nor I found any. Thank you marigolds?

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Kale

Beautiful, leafy kale.

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Onions

These copra onions are getting huge! Large bulbs too now!

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This Week’s Additions

IMG_1838I found time to plant a few more things in the garden this week. I also spread some 10-10-10 fertilizer around before tilling some more. When a tilled a few weeks ago it was too wet and I had some bars clumps to break up before I could continue.

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Lettuce and Spinach

We tried doing these in a container on the deck last year and it didn’t work out… crossing my fingers for better luck in the garden this year.

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Peas

I am only doing two rows of peas this year. Last year I did four and it was a bit crowded.

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Kale

I planted some kale in the garden too this year. We had some old seeds leftover from a year or two ago. The only thing we did with it then was baked kale chips. Not sure if I have any plan for how to use it this year.

Marigolds

I have also decided to plant some flowers in the garden. I am hoping they do three things: repel pests, attract pollinators, and add color. In addition to marigolds I plan to plant some sunflowers near the sweet corn.

Weekend Update

We’ve had lots of frost but some things are still growing.

Dill

I’m surprised the dill is still growing this late in the year. These plants grew from seeds that fell and germinated on their own.

Garlic?

I believe that one of the cloves of garlic has sprouted, but I’m surprised it’s so leafy.

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Kale

This is growing nicely but we haven’t eaten any of it.

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Peas

These are still growing but the frost has damaged the pods. Inside the pods however the peas inside of them are really yummy!

Fall Crops

Peas

Last Sunday I planted two 10′ rows of the burpee super sugar snap peas. They emerged from the grow yesterday morning after just six days. I add a little burpee booster with the seeds when I plant them as a soil inoculant.

Salad Greens

Since space was freed up on Friday by removing the soybeans I had plenty of room to plant fall salad greens. I had some old kale seeds from a year ago as well as leftover lettuce and spinach seeds from a container planting we made on our deck this spring. Those didn’t work out, but I am sure that in the garden, these will. I have one 6′ row of kale, and the other 6′ row is split between lettuce and spinach. These were planted yesterday.

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Squash

The squash I planted last Sunday merged Thursday, I previously mentioned in another update.

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Corn

I grabbed a few ears through the fence while taking some compost out this morning. I was on my way back outside to pick more with the intention of freezing a batch, but it started to pour rain… So maybe later.

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