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June 1 on the Gardening Locomotive

Swiss chard, toad, egyptian onions, and snow peas


There is far too much in the garden now to fit into a single collage, so I just snapped images which caught my eye.  The swiss chard is zooming upward, replacing the spinach which is starting to bolt.  Egyptian onion bulbs are maturing at the top of stalks.  (Stay tuned for a giveaway in the next few weeks!)  The snow peas are ready for a daily harvest, their vines poking over the top of their five foot trellis.  And toads are a ubiquitous presence.

Unpictured, we're still eating lettuce and strawberries and shiitakes, our tomato transplants have gotten their feet under them and are starting to grow, and the cabbage is beginning to head up.  Both basil and parsley are nearly ready for the first nibbles, and everyone else is in the ground.  Our sweet potato starting operation has already churned out enough slips for five beds, and I expect to put in a few more over the next week or two.  We're still weeding like mad, but I can feel us changing over to irrigation and freezing season.  The garden locomotive is running at full speed!



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