Tuesday, June 28, 2011

First Cabbage

The first two cabbage plants of the 2011 season.

Amy's cabbage is just starting to make a head.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Middle of June Garden Tour

After two inches of rain and a little sunshine this is a good time for a tour of part of my garden. This is what the 472 onions look like now.
Lima beans are next to the onions. Carrots and beets to the right. Had beets for supper last night.
Then seven brussels sprouts, Nevada type batavia lettuce, and 12 sweet potatoes on the mound.
Peas on the edge.
Amy's cabbage and four of my stonehead cabbage.
Tomatoes are now mulched and caged.

The potatoes got off to a frosty start but are now looking great.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Flat Leaf Parsley Planted Under a Board

I planted about 20 flat leaf parsley seeds under an 8 inch long 2X4. Parsley seeds are very slow to germinate. Keep them moist and have a little patience. I then slowly thinned them to these two
I then transplanted them with a bulb planter. They don't like to be transplanted but this method works quite well.

And here they are.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Fifty Years Ago Today

Fifty years ago today I enlisted in the United States Navy. Here I am in San Diego.

This photo was taken by me of the fantail of the USS Little Rock in Malta

And this is the USS Rigel taken from the USS Little Rock of a re-supply operation in the Mediterranean Sea. Now back to the weed free vegetable garden.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Old and New Spinach

This old spinach was planted late last fall and was over wintered. We have been using it for about a month but it is going to be history by tomorrow. Eight broccoli to the left and two little cabbage under the bird cages

This spinach was planted this spring and will be ready for harvest tomorrow. Nevada lettuce in the foreground and brussels sprouts to the left.