The garden is humming along nicely. The warm days of Seattle summer are finally here, just like they come every year after the fourth of July. We’re out enjoying the garden, the bees, and all the beautiful new growth. Come see some of what’s growing in Greenlake (and get a sneak preview of what we’ll be cooking up soon).
Remember back in April when we planted a ‘wildflowers for the pacific northwest‘ seed mix in a spare garden bed? Well, it’s been quite happy to really put down some roots.
The bees are loving the mix, and so are we!
The acorn squash, planted at the end of May, is really coming into its own. This will have a compact, heavy yield. Can’t wait to start seeing the fruits!
Now, look at these towering scarlet runner beans.
They’re starting to flower too!
Up in the raised garden beds, it’s time to get serious about eating lettuce. We have a few kinds going at the moment.
Gosh, the basil is looking quite happy. Some summers, we have trouble with it scorching. Not yet!
And, the blueberry harvest looks to be JUST around the corner. We may try our hand at blueberry gelato this year. And of course, it’s nice to just wander into the garden and put fresh blueberries on your breakfast oatmeal. Sometimes the simplest meals are perfect.
We bought chinese lanterns on a whim at the grocery store last year, and planted them up. Who knew they’d actually come back! We did not. And so were pleasantly surprised. You can see the starts of their pretty little orange lanterns (currently green).
A garden full of bees is a garden full of happiness. There’s something so sweet and cheerful about the little furry fellows buzzing about. Here’s some bee balm we put out for them. And it’s pretty to look at the bees’ snack bar, which is a bonus.
- June Vegetable Garden Update – Buttons, Bees and Peas (seattlefoodshed.wordpress.com)
- May Planting in Seattle: Beets, Pumpkins, Squash and More (seattlefoodshed.wordpress.com)
- April’s Kiwi, Grape and Blueberry Fertilizing and Garden News (seattlefoodshed.wordpress.com)