Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Beginning of Summer

The Summer Solstice was on Saturday and so far this year it has been warmer than usual. My Alderman peas (from starts) are nearly ready to harvest. This year's broccoli has been a huge success, with only a single plant going to seed early, and no clubroot in sight. Also, I planted Kentucky Blue pole beans and they all sprouted. Finally, the onions are nearly ready to begin harvesting.

As for the flowering plants...the fuschia is huge and beginning to bloom; the aphids on the hellebore have either all died or moved on; the lupine continues to bloom; and the foxtail lily is just about at the end of it's blooming cycle.