Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Garden update

We have 3 raised beds going this year, as well as some side containers in our garden. Things seem to be going great.
Here are some pics taken yesterday:
This box has some Green Zebra tomatoes, Sun Gold tomatoes, beans, eggplant, beets, peppers (sweet and hot), broccoli, basil and some onions in it. 2 of the squares have heirloom beans in them, from Rancho Gordo in San Fran. Rancho Gordo is a store/heirloom bean preservation project, dedicated to preserving heirloom beans in Mexico. We planted a variety called Alubia Criollo, a type of runner bean. Hopefully we'll have success and help perpetuate this wonderful, heirloom variety.

Above you can see the trellis that Rob built for the beans to climb up. It's bamboo, tied together, with the square netting draped around it.
The next box is a bit smaller and has radishes, beets, Brussels sprouts, peppers (sweet/hot), eggplant, onions, leeks, strawberries, Swiss chard, tomatoes and broccoli in it:

Here's a close up of the red beets (we also have golden beets as well):

Our last box has broccoli, tomatoes, onions, leeks, radishes, carrots, peppers, Brussels sprouts and eggplant in it.

The broccoli is doing fantastic:

And a close up of the Brussels sprouts:

We are really hoping to have success with the carrots. I've heard they like it hot, so....bring on the heat!!!
The radishes and beets should be ready first. I'll report back when we've started our harvesting...

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