Jess' Garden Log
Week ending Sun, June 13
Harvested the last of our early strawberry plants
Saw a snake!
Last shifting of tomato/pepper plants for better sun
Tested soil pH
Added baking soda solution to chard, kale, peppers and alliums (onions, leeks, garlic)
Started 2 buckets compost tea
Fed all plants with last of organic plant food
Thinned: carrots, fennel, lettuces, string beans, cucumbers, basil, cilantro over-winters, cilantro self-sow, husk cherry self-sow
2 nights of slug traps
Staked more tomatoes
Planted (seed): kale, cippolium, lettuce, catnip, chard, black-eyed Susans, cosmos, marigolds, calendula, mesclun, Paris romaine, beets
Planted (seedlings): pink echinacea, lemon balm, tomato
Mulberries are ripening
Irises are done; red roses are in full effect; yellow roses have one bud opening!
Pink lillies and borage are blooming; tiger lillies are budding
2 more tomato plants are bearing fruit this week, for a total of 3
Sorted seeds: put away certain succession sows (mesclun, romaine, escarole) after a final planting (for use again in mid-August); packed for sharing all squash seeds I won't use and more saved from flower seeds
Did weeding after a night of rain
Gave away: at least 9 trays of seedlings; last of canned produce; 10 bags of lettuce; carrot thinnings and strawberry tastings; fresh herbs; seed packets (15 by Saturday morning)
Harvested/pulled shell peas
Harvested/pulled rest of escarole-- last planting until August
Cucamelons coming back to life!