June is quickly evaporating and the vegetable garden I planted the first weekend of June is showing signs of growth. The weather has been abnormally humid with plenty of rainfall and high's reaching to the mid 70's on the best of days.
Rainbow Swiss Chard is coming in thick. I think I might have near 100% germination rate! I've heard is a very pretty, leafy green, at maturity.
My luck with growing peppers in the past has been quite dismal. Imagine my surprise when my little banana peppers showed not just one, but multiple peppers per plant. Hmm, I've book marked my salsa recipes to can. If I actually get a yield of this type of pepper, I may throw in the towel on growing bell peppers.
The raspberries are in full swing. The rows heavy with red, globs of juicy sweetness. I've already picked through the four rows once and will need to pick again early this week.
Summer spinach is growing strong. These were sown the first weekend of June. I'm so ready for fresh spinach salads. This is the New Zealand variety.
Baby beef steak tomatoes and baby early girl tomatoes. I'm ready for fresh tomato sauce as the sauce frozen from last years harvest has been devoured.
The squash, zucchini and pumpkins are also growing leaps and bounds. I've been feeding my blossoming vegetables homemade organic fertilizer and it's been providing impressive results. You can find the recipe here.
While I haven't been able to hover over my vegetable garden much this growing season due to living in one house and moving to the house with the garden in late July, it has been a quite rewarding to arrive at the gardens and see them in such a good, healthy, growing state. Keeping my fingers x'd that continues.