Monday, June 9, 2014

Cole crops

This week I got nothing but cole crops, but some new things were in the mix.  I picked a kohlrabi, a head of cauliflower, a small head of cabbage and a head of broccoli. 

This is the broccoli.  It's supposed to be Major, but it doesn't look like any I've grown in the past.  Could it be that I switched labels?  I've done it before.

And here's the cauliflower - Snow Crown.  The lines between the buds are purple, a nice effect, but it doesn't show up well in the photo.

The cabbage head was just too darn small to photograph.  The tally for the season so far is slightly under 18  pounds.  Next week some beets should be ready.  Can't wait, love those sweet earthy tasting roots. 

It's been a good spring for lettuce, not so much for the spinach.  I tried planting Tyee this spring, which is supposed to be very heat tolerant, and they bolted already.  It hasn't been all that warm. 

I going to try to take a panoramic photo of the garden from the same spot every two weeks to chart its progress.  The first photo was taken on May 26 and put in an earlier post but I'll include it here for comparison:

And this is the garden as of today:

The peppers and tomatoes have grown a lot.  Parsnip is coming up between the onions and garlic.  In two more weeks the squash should be filling up their beds in the upper left. 


Rachel @ Grow a Good Life said...

From all I have read, Tyee is supposed to be somewhat heat tolerant. However, it is the first spinach variety to begin bolting in my garden as well. The rest is Bloomsdale and it is showing signs of bolting soon.

It will be interesting to see your panoramic photo progression.

Mark Willis said...

I'm glad it's not just me that has problems with spinach! I have never managed to grow any that doesn't bolt. I like the panoramic view photo, and the idea of using it to record progress. Looking at your photo I see that although your property is evidently much bigger than mine, your vegetable patch is much the same size. My garden is much more closed-in though, and I do have some problems with light (lack of!).

Daphne Gould said...

I love overviews of the garden. I keep meaning to take more of mine. I love doing a garden through the seasons at the end of the year. But I really need to take photos to do that.

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