6-5 Weekly Garden Update

It’s June, and it feels like Summer!

Summer Squash

The seventh wave of summer squash is approaching the shore.  As a result we have a couple of nice harvest photos of them.

Summer Squash 2

Other harvests include beets, onions, lots of snow peas and sugar snap peas, garlic scapes, new potatoes, and cabbages.  Herbs include dill, sage, oregano, and tarragon.

A beet

Cabbage 1

Cabbage 2

New potatoes

Garlic Scapes / Onion

We’re not going to get any apples or figs this year, but the trees are looking good.  One of the blueberry bushes is overladen, but none on the others.  The double freeze we had in early April apparently did the blooming season on the orchard plants in.





On the other hand, we now have hot peppers, Italian relleno peppers, and yolo wonder peppers growing on the vines.  Other peppers look ready to begin producing anytime.


Italian Relleno

Yolo Wonder

We have green tomatoes on the vines!


Summer Squash Box

One yellow squash plant side broke.  It seems to have given way under its own weight, but a critter careening through the garden at night isn’t ruled out.

Two of our three remaining acorn squash plants probably won’t make it.  No apparent reason – it’s not squash vine borers – but the one acorn squash plant we have in a box with other types of squashes is fine.  We are perplexed.  We continue to squish stink bugs and their eggs – the undersides of the squash leaves appear to generate more clusters of eggs almost daily.

All of the field peas we planted last weekend have germinated and are a couple of inches tall.  This is exciting because most were home-saved seed.

Seedling Cucumbers

Back-up cucumbers in the basement seedling area are getting big.  We plan to plant them out soon.  Most of the cucumbers that were so stressed from the cucumber beetles are now doing ok and putting out new growth (and a couple of baby cucs).  But some did not make it.  We started 2 watermelons and 4 charentais melons inside to fill in stuff that didn’t make it in the front boxes.

Haricot Vert

The haricot vert are blooming nicely.  We planted out all of the eggplant – we have 9 of them – not sure what we’ll do with all the eggplant we’re hoping they will produce.


We ripped out all the broccoli and cauliflower plants, worked the beds, and added harmony fertilizer.  Then we planted running conch cowpeas and peppers in one bed and butter beans in the other.  We fish emulsioned everything that benefits from fertilization at this point in the growing cycle.

The garlic scape season is over and we’re hoping to start harvesting and curing garlic in the next couple of weeks.

Tomatoes, then Tomatillos, then Squash


A bunny has been seen spending time in a potato box.  We like bunnies and they’re generally not pesky so we hope that they stay that way because we’d hate to have to do in any bunnies.  (Any bunnies reading this, take note and be warned.)




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4 Responses to “6-5 Weekly Garden Update”

  1. Allison @ Novice Life Says:

    Wow everything looks great!

  2. Barbie Says:

    A double yellow squash – how cool.

  3. Daphne Says:

    What a nice harvest. And your garden look wonderful.

  4. kitsapFG Says:

    Your garden is looking abundant and productive (as always!). I lost several of my first plantings of butternut squash, a couple of zucchini plants, and virtually all of my cucumbers. Luckily, the direct seeded replacements seem to be doing okay so far. I know what killed mine – cool wet soil and gloomy cool weather. They just were unhappy and committed suicide. ;D

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