2012 Summer Garden Review: Fruit & Veg Edition
Right around now, when your eyes are inundated with the glare of white snow as far as you can see, it’s nice to think about the equally blinding green that will take over a few months later. Seriously, I’m looking at these pictures and squinting from green overload. I don’t remember it being quite as overwhelming in person, but then again, I was probably wearing sunglasses for most of the time. So, as I did last year, here is our summer garden in review. Edible things edition first.
My raised salad bed sprouts in June.
Squash that was set out a bit early and got nipped by frost, but rebounded.
Another squash that survived the late spring frosts.
More baby blackcurrants.
Our strawberry patch after I tore down the netting that had fallen last winter.
Our late-bearing raspberry patch.
The grapevine over the hot tub leafing out.
A patch of wild strawberries starting to flower.
The earlier raspberries.
The grapevine in the greenhouse already reaching out in every direction in early June.
A huge mutant asparagus stalk.
By the first of July, the veggie plot had gotten a bit more wild than I could deal with.
So a week later, I decided to try some lasagna gardening tactics and laid down a layer of cardboard to smother the larger wild growth.
Self-seeded stand of wild lupines next the garage.
Baby grapes forming in the greenhouse.
Greenhouse grapevine by late June is threatening to eat the entire structure.
Meanwhile, my cucurbit seedlings are rapidly outgrowing their pots.
Oregano gone wild in an old herb patch.
My salad garden proliferates.
The new netting I put over the strawberries last summer.