June is an exciting month to be gardening ... everything is starting to takeoff, and if you planned it well, you can even have a few salads , and some tasty early crops. Radishes , lettuces, spring onions, even peas ... plus of course the herbs. MmmmMmmm so exciting to watch, kinda painful to have to wait for it all though !
|My 1st 3 sisters plot is doing well., I should have waited a few more weeks before planting the beans though , they ended up going a little wild without a nice corn stalk to grow up .|
|1st week of June, everything is safe from frost now , cold frames have been removed... its time to grow!!|
|The peas needed a little help climbing the chair.|
|The maple sticks were plenty strong enough to support the peas, but for future reference , make sure they are dried!! Hahaha they started sprouting on me.|
|June is great for lettuces.. not too hot . Mmmm fresh garden salad! I'm not very good at thinning , but am getting better .. esp. now that I just eat the thinnings.|
|Basil :)) My favourite herb. This year I'm growing most of it in containers, and only one test patch in the ground.|
|By mid June .. the peas were flowering!!|
|Mid June again , my first full salad from the garden .. lettuces, radishes, onions, and a few herbs.|
|I cut a large bunch of my oregano, and hung it in a breezy sunny spot to dry out. Funny, i don't like fresh oregano, only dried.|
|June is full of flowers!! These are Scarlet Runner Beans.|
|Radishes are a great early crop, in less than a month you are eating them!|
|By the 3rd week of June , things are really starting to pick up! The squash is starting to sprawl out :))|
|Same with the peas, by the 3rd week ... I'm eating them on every trip to the garden .|
|My Bright Lights Swiss Shard is doing amazing , and tastes just as good!|
|This radish was growing for about 35 days ! It was huge :))|
|The peas finally climbed the chair :)) Will be drilling a few holes in the seat for next season ... to let a little more water underneath .|
|By the end of June , the onions I left in the ground last fall have gone to seed. Time to clip the heads and try and save some. |
That brings us up to July ! Ill be doing a two part post for that as there is so much going on !! I have a garden journal , so If I have skipped something , or not explained it fully .. please just leave a comment below , and Ill happily fill in any blanks!! Either that or jump over to my Facebook page , and check out the daily goings on there.
Happy Gardening !!