So, last week or so the blackberries were blooming and something in the raspberry bed. I have picked strawberries and sugar snap peas and I have flowers on peppers and tomatoes. My new rose, which I think is Reines De Violettes is getting eaten by some kind of bgs. The Therese Bugnet still isn't blooming. The Pinata rose accidentally got cut by the weedeater.The Mr. Lincoln rose, peonies, and siberian iris are blooming. Dilara's "Commander-in-Chief" lilies may have been mislabeled. One bud opened today and it is YELLOW, not red. She thinks the flower is "confused" and it is like the banana we got in a bunch that was flat, stayed green, and was hollow when we cut into it. I think it was mislabeled. It will be interesting to see what the other 4 bulbs do.
I got my other community garden bed planted last week, but kind of in a rush. I still want to get some okra planted out there.
My lettuce and spinach are both bolting. My cabbage and brussels sprouts never did anything. I shouldn't bother with them next year. My onions have done well.The Dwarf curled kale is doing well. We picked a lot last Sunday and made a big salad with it with salt, olive oil, and lemon juice. Dilara loved it. The dinosaur kale and broccoli rabe haven't done so well. The broccoli rabe has flowered. I guess I will try to harvest seed and eat the leaves. Maybe.
Dilara is impatient to pick carrots. She pulled one up today, but it wasn't any thicker than a pencil. I meant to do succession plantings of radish and carrots. I guess I'll wait till later.
We divided the water lilies and put one in a container garden with some feeder goldfish and a shubunkin from my ex-husband's house. It died, and I'm not sure why. I still need to plant up pepper plants and tomato plants. We just got a lot of rain, so this may be a good time to get things planted.
I hope today to get some of my transplants in the ground, or into earthboxes. I got some gourd seeds for Dilara to plant and I was thinking we could train them up the dog fence.
Dilara's sunflower house is coming up well. I meant to plant some lima beans. Our sugar snap peas are doing great.
I am making myself mow down the raspberry plants that are growing where I don't want them.
The asparagus was disappointing again. I'm not sure what the problem is. I was expecting trouble-free harvests for many years. I will try to give more fertilizer.