Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Cold June Garden

Photo from today, my garden tour in coat & hood. Herbs and flowers growing, but so are the weeds and the grass. A break in the rain leads to a quick grass cutting and no time to keep neat. Compare to the May photo several posts ago.

The sad pumpkin patch waiting for its day in the sun. Still no sprouts from the pumpkins. I think I'll move them to the "oven," the warm, but dark space under the sink.The tomatoes are looking good under their window cloches. I couldn't believe the one in the bell cloche, above! Just hope I remember to remove it if the sun peeps out at all or I'll have a wilted tomato.

9 comments:

Katie said...

Your garden is growing every time I see it! Love the colors.

PS - Is that burlap in the second picture, and if so, how well is it working as a kill mulch?

easygardener said...

Taking photos really brings home the changes over the seasons. Although I know they happen I'm constantly surprised when I see photographic proof - digital cameras - like they were created with bloggers in mind :-)

clodhopper said...

We've had no rain to speak of for well over a month now. Everything is so terribly dry...everything will be bolting including me!

easygardener said...

P.S. I forgot to say that I've tagged you on my blog. I'll leave it up to you whether you wish to tag anyone else.No pressure :-)

Matron said...

Looks like everything is romping away in your garden despite the temperatures! How are the Ildi tomatoes doing?

Libbys Blog said...

Suddenly everything is green and growing and the cycle begins again. It is fun this gardening lark!

Weed Whackin' Wenches said...

It's a sad sad year for tomatoes here in Seattle! I finally got out there and put up cloches for the peppers and tomatoes. It seems to be helping. Our basil patch is looking like your pumpkin patch.
--Curmudgeon

Frankie @ Veg Plot said...

It looks lovely despite the weather!

Petunia's Gardener said...

Hi everyone - sorry I've been away from the computer so much. More to come but then I'll be back for July gardening season!

Katie - those are jute/burlap green coffee bags (remember the seattle coffee scene). Other industries may have similar surplus. I love them! THey can decompose after about a year. Where you can see the grass growing up through them is where I had older bags. I just layed down newer ones over the old to slow the grass. When I do weedblocking in a new area, I first put down sheets of newspaper and then 1 or 2 layers of bags over them to really block out the light. The wormies seem to congregrate under the newspapers and also the bags so I like that.

Matron - the tomatoes are doing great. I removed the cloches and put up tomato cages last weekend. I haven't had time to address my computer issue, but if I don't get a photo uploaded today, come back in early July & I'll have photo updates.
Thanks for visiting, everyone!
Paula