For me, June gardening is mostly anticipation with a slight touch of satisfaction. I was able to eat some delicious garden produce; carrots, radishes, lettuces, and swiss chard. But really, I was always focusing on the star vegetables that are growing but not yet yielding fruit; cucumbers, tomatoes, beans and zucchini. Despite my anticipating July’s bounty, June was a great month for my little garden.
Some eggplants have shown up!
The beans grew a lot and started to flower.
Beautiful lettuces and Swiss Chard were harvested and enjoyed.
Herbs flourished both in pots and in the garden.
Tomatoes grown in the raised bed and in pots started to flower (so
soon next month I’ll have tomatoes.)
Soy bean plants got really big, but still don’t have any flowers!
My sweet boyfriend, brought me home my first ever strawberry plants. Two out of three survived their trip from Pittsburgh and being transplanted.
I was surprised, when I pulled up some carrots and they were perfect. (This is a globe carrot which is supposed to be round.)
Cucumbers started to creep up a strategically placed trellis.
zucchini started to flower, but rather than eat them, I left them to grow into actual zucchini.
Flowers provided color at every turn! (From top left: snap dragons, petunias,day lily, Portulaca and cosmos, another day lily, hydrangea, and marigolds)
How was your garden in June? I’d love to see!