It’s a hot Sunday here and just being on the roof, I majorly felt it. Note to self: Bring sunglasses to the roof, always. You never do and you are constantly blinded. You squint and then you immediately get a headache. It’s really bright up there, the way the sun reflects off the silver roof is intense. Protect yourself!
So how’s your garden doing? What’s growing, what’s ending, what’s beginning?
Here is how our garden is looking in Brooklyn today as it slowly transitions from Spring to Summer…
Come on in as I give you a guided tour. The plants are in no particular order, just as I go along the garden. I’m just saying that incase any of the plants read Brooklyn Farm Girl and think I’m picking favorites – I’m totally not.
Watermelon plant is looking the same way, it’s beginning, but no females yet.
We’ve seen some of our worst enemies on the cucumbers this week: aphids. So we’ve been jet hosing them off this week. If we keep on top of spraying every single day, it usually helps prevent aphids from expanding their horrible colonies that cause tears.
Remember I posted the tomatoes grow so tall they need 2 cages stacked on top of each other? Well it’s June 9th and the tomatoes have already grown out of their cage. So the next cage is going on top later this week. Wild, right?
Because these flowers lead to these glorious people. Hello Roma tomatoes!
Hello Big Beefs!
Hello Cherry tomatoes!
We also moved some of the tomatoes around this week so they are in 2 separate structures. We put cucumbers between the tomato plants as cucumbers grow low to the ground and tomatoes grow tall, so we’re able to get in there and more easily water, harvest, etc.
Here are the pepper plants!
We already spotted some peppers!
Random herbs, Rhododendrons, Beautiful weeds.
The potatoes have exploded. We’ve been mounding them up the past few weeks but we’re pretty much at the top of the container now. Potato plants are hands down one of the prettiest, perfect plants.
The new radishes came up!
We have onions of all ages. These ones are big, ready to pick, have been picking a few a week to eat with dinner.
We picked him to bring to a taco party later this night.
These ones are mid age, and young ones. You can see some bulbs forming off to the left, while the ones to the right are still getting there.
Kale – it just rules.
The broccoli was all picked this week and let me tell you, it was delicious. Recipes, Harvest Pictures, Lots of exclamation points coming to a post very soon!
The cauliflower has shown up and is causing us great happiness.
The cauliflower is just beautiful. We had a steamed head for dinner a few nights ago and we ate it in silence because it was that delicious.
I am picking strawberries every single day! They are the sweetest!
Sometimes I can’t even make it downstairs and I’m just taking them off the plant and they go straight in my mouth.
Strawberries, you guys are real pretty.
We got some strawberry runners already too. Last year we turned the runners into their own plants.
You cannot tell because it’s in shadow but there is some orange peeking out!
3 sisters boxes! Corn, Squash and Beans!
The corn is looking great, it’s about 1 foot high, if not slightly taller.
The green beans have started their climb up the fence. You can see we have 2 leaders already. Who will reach the top first?
We picked all our lettuce heads, but there is lettuce greens left. I need to cut them before they bolt.
Sugar snap peas! They were just babies a few weeks ago, and now they are taller than Matthew who is a little over 6 feet tall. I love these sugar snap pea guys.
The box is just full of them – all over!
So we’ve been happily snacking on them and are planning some great upcoming dinners with them! They are absolutely delicious just picked right off the plant and eaten right away, what a crunch!
Sugar Snaps, I love you.
Hope you enjoyed the garden walk through this week!
Happy Gardening! Wear sunglasses and sunscreen. 🙂