Saturday, June 23, 2012

Garden update


While I was gone the vegetable garden had a banner week. We are awash in lettuce. Come get some. 

The #$(*&!@ cat wiped out a few rows of beets but these have managed to survive and are looking pretty chipper.

And the peas and sunflowers are shooting skyward. Time to get them roped them back and get the tomato cages in place. 

By far the best news is that the berries are ripening! We'll only get a few strawberries and blueberries this year but the raspberries are shaping up to have a gangbuster season. I am thrilled. 




  1. Sonja, do you use any insecticides? I really hate the thought of doing so but our beautiful strawberries (that have taken off so amazingly well after I transplanted them to the ground) are being chewed up by something educated guess: grasshoppers. The warm winter was no help to curbing insects this year.

  2. We don't - but we don't have much of a bug problem. I'm not sure what to do about grasshoppers. Our biggest threats to the berries around here are birds, squirrels, and probably rats/mice. Seattle is a rat-infested city. Fortunately, netting over the beds deters most of those pests. I wouldn't mind hearing what you do decide to do -that's a tough one!