Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Blooming in the start of June

I'm going to track the state of my fruits and vegetables this year to help myself keep track of things for years to come. Despite my despair dealing with the cold, I am excited about all the things that are blooming in the garden.

We are currently eating:

  • Asparagus (just finished the last batch)
  • Spinach
  • Herbs
  • Rocket
  • Rhubarb
Currently flowering and edible:

apple tree
cherry tree
sage (brought out from inside)
red currents

Flowering perennials

  • tulips
  • iris
  • grape hyacinths
  • lily of the valley
  • tea roses
  • purple clematis
  • snow crop
  • bleeding hearts (pink only)
  • blue grass

We haven't had any rain in a week and a half and are watering with tap water, which is too bad. We've been discussing the purchase of an additional rain barrel for next year. Mike and I are hoping to avoid using city water as much as possible.

The weeds are pretty happy with the burst of wet and heat, and for the next several weeks Keith's elms will be dropping seeds on everything. June is the worst month for weeds in general in the yard.


  1. Great idea for a blog! You're definitely going in my RSS feed.

    We are currently eating only herbs. My spinach, lettuce and arugula are getting big, but I don't know when I should harvest, considering I have very few plants. I'll need some advice today :)