Thursday, 2 June 2011
The Beginnings of June 2011
[from top to bottom: 1) Salad Bush cucumbers / 2) Better Boy tomatoes / 3) Cascade variety hops, overachieving / 4) Sugar Baby Watermelon, underachieving but growing in strength every day ]
June is the month of no return: we're getting a steady, almost daily harvest of squash, and the rest of the garden is now catching up and giving something back to us. The cucumbers are flowering, the birds are busy eating all the bugs, the apricots have yet to ripen (I am so impatient for them!), the persimmons have seemingly avoided mealy bugs this year, the hops needed yet more strings to climb, the watermelon looks likely to fruit, and the tomatoes. The tomatoes are beautiful. I might not have a 100% success rate with all of my plants, but it's not half bad at the moment.