I harvest the first zucchini of the season this week (it’s also the first zucchini I’ve grown since being in Portland!)Continue reading “The First Zucchini”
I’ve lost count of what number bouquet this is for the year, but Bouquet #X is daises and lavender which are growing like weeds nearby.
How simple and cheerful!
I’m finally getting around to sowing fall crops in the garden…a little late, it better late than never.
In the front garden, I planted beets – a few sprouts are already up!Continue reading “Sowing Fall Crops: 2022 Edition”
It’s nearly the end of July and I decided it was finally time to harvest the garlic.
The tops had started to flop over, which I’ve been told is a sign that they’re about ready to harvest.Continue reading “Harvesting Garlic”
I’m came out to the garden on Friday evening to find this:Continue reading “The First Tomato! (+Dahlias)”
Cooked separately, of course.
The white bunching onions are ready to harvest.Continue reading “Onions and Raspberries”
The first dahlia of 2022.
It’s almost the middle of July, so I thought it would be a good time to do an overall garden update. Here’s how it’s looking:
It’s not the prettiest of gardens, it’s doing the job.Continue reading “A July Garden Update”
The plants just keep coming! My cytotech brought me more plants. This time, she had some iris tubers that she was digging up.
Irises naturalize easily without much care or attention and they tend to spread out – or so I’ve been told, having never grown irises myself.Continue reading “Planting Irises”
Over July 4th weekend, I made a trip to Sauvie Island to pick strawberries.
The U-pick berry farm had strawberries, but also blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and maybe marion berries or some other variety of berry.Continue reading “Berry Picking on Sauvie Island”