|Bush cherries are ripening already.|
Herbs thyme, tarragon, oregano, sage, lemon
verbena, and rosemary all grow with roses.
Garlic scapes are forming, meaning stir-fries will take on a new flair; before long we will harvest garlic bulbs that have formed underneath the soil. Tomato plants started from seed in March are more than a foot high, as are bell peppers, and broccoli plants are setting little button heads.
Early summer fruits have set - raspberries, blueberries, and bush cherries. The cherries are already ripening along with local strawberries. Our own strawberries are busy setting leaves and runners with an occasional flower; we are picking off the runners and flowers until July.
The big task this week is planting sweet corn. We divide our 20 x 25 ft. block in half (20 x 12.5) and plant six 20-ft. rows every two feet apart. This will ensure sufficient pollination when plants mature. The second half will be planted up to one month later to extend the harvest. What do we grow in the extra foot of space? We traditionally line the corn patch with sunflowers.
|The vegetable garden.|