July 2012 Week 1 Garden Update and June Produce Tally

By Julie Sews - 6:55:00 PM

Garden A July 1 2012
 Our garden is growing like a jungle now!  I've been behind on a few things with getting the garden established.  I had some things I wanted to transplant and move around still, but the heat killed that plan.  We had a lot of tomato helpers in our already crowded concrete raised bed.   But, not a good ideal to transplant in 100 degree heat!   I feel like they're too established now, so we'll see what happens.  I also was behind in building our trellises when I saw that he were going to have a heat wave all week of 105 to 110 degree heat index.  The problem is I needed to build the trellises outside and our plants are going crazy and can't wait more than a week even with my temporary stick trellises.  So what I did was I worked a little every day in the mourning.  I finished them and we still have to put one more in.  I'll post a full tutorial and pics of the trellises in our garden soon.  We had one finished for the picture below.

Garden A: Roma and cherry tomatoes, kale, cilantro bolting
Garden B July 1 2012
 I feel like this is the time of the year where our garden is set for better or worse.  It's nice cause I no longer have empty places to worry about wasting space or what I should put there.  Will those seeds I just threw down actually grow and if not can I even buy anything from the nurseries anymore stuff like that.
Garden B: pole beans, radishes, turnips, and carrots
Garden B: Sugar Snap Peas Beets and Turnips
July 1 2012 Arugula, Cabbage, Romaine Lettuce, Red Lettuce, Bok Choy
I never thinned out our wood container of arugula, cabbage, bok choy, red lettuce, and romaine.  I know what your thinking, why did she plant cabbage in their?  Well the truth is I just threw a bunch of seeds in their without really thinking about it.  And then I never even thinned them out, soooo our lettuce has not been productive, my bad.  Now I know for fall what not to do.   They are also going to bolt.  I think I will build a top for the box that can work as a cold frame and a shaded top as well. 
July 1 2012 Potato bin flowering
Our potatoes have been flowering for awhile.  My understanding is that once potatoes start to flower they start to grow potatoes and won't grow up anymore.  I ran out of boards to build up and have been lazy with hilling up the potatoes, so hopefully this won't hurt our  harvest.

June Produce Tally
  • strawberries 17 lbs (from May and June)
  • raspberries 4.8 lbs
  • catnip 8 oz
  • spinach 7 oz
  • rhubarb 6 oz
 Total = about 23 lbs

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