The garden is starting to burst with fresh produce, this past week we enjoyed the first zucchini, cucumbers, peas and early potatoes of the season.
I also harvested the red currents last weekend, here is a “before” picture:
The potatoes are looking good, despite an extremely dry year.
The early potatoes that I harvested are not shown in the picture above, rather they are wild potatoes that grew in between my squash section:
The area where I had buckwheat is now planted with Hokkaido and Butternut squash. I covered the wood-framed beds with fleece the first couple weeks, as the birds were eating my plants. Shortly after this the neighbors ripening cherry trees lured them away, and they haven’t been back. Now if only the slugs would leave.
My minibed test beds are doing really well, we have been eating lettuce and kohlrabi from these beds for several weeks. This weekend we want to pick the first cabbage and pointed cabbage. The chard in the back is also ready to eat. I have started adding shredded leaves as a mulch, the beds have been drying out too fast.
I planted garlic last fall on some straw, I think this will be ready to harvest soon.
I also placed 30 strawberry runners in plant pots, I want to plant them in the bed shown once I have harvested the kohlrabi, brussel sprouts and other vegies.