Saturday, June 20, 2009


We've gone to the mountains, out of the heat. Before we left I checked to see what the garden had to offer. Not much.

The last of the lettuce and spring onions (they will bolt in the heat if not picked now) and the first tomato. Salad for dinner tonight! I also dug some new potatoes. There was one last peach from our small harvest of 10 but Hubby already ate it.
The tomatoes and onions are coming along well. I should have a good crop of each. I hope the nectarines ripen when we are around to enjoy them. Last to ripen will be the late apricot until the mandarins in late fall and winter.
Drip irrigation allows me to have a garden and travel as well.
We are fortunate to live in a place where we can grow citrus as well as fruit the requires winter chilling. Sometimes we need to cover the citrus when a heavy frost is forecast.


Ebie said...

Salad and baked potato sounds good!

Ginnymo said...

Your fresh garden veggies look so good Martha!! Lucky you to have your own home grown stuff!!

Linda Reeder said...

It will be a long time before we have our first tomato. We have had some lettuce. The radishes bolted in our three hot days. Everything else is growing.
I do love a vegetable garden.

Martha said...

Have a wonderful time in the mountains - can't wait to see the photos you'll bring back :-)

Barb said...

Hi Martha,
Your post is making me hungry - unfortunately, I don't have any fresh-picked produce! Hope the cabin is cool and comfortable. Have fun!