Garden Tour: Late June 2012

2 Jul
by Deanne

It has already been a month since we shared a garden tour of the raised beds and other plants growing near our restaurant.  We have been using the vegetables we’ve grown for FarmerChef specials.

As you can see, the beans have survived their episode with thrips.

Photo of Beans

Summer heat has set in so we are done picking lettuce.  But we are getting ready to harvest our beets.

Photo of Beets

We’ve pulled a few carrots so far.

Photo of Carrots

The onions are showing their shoulders.  Is this a sign they can be harvested?

Photo of Onions

A cute little pepper still on the vine.

A photo of a pepper on the vine

A few weeks ago we wondered about our tomatoes.  The leaves were dry and looked unhealthy.  Our local master gardener, Mike Tomschin, said the only thing wrong with them is they are Roma tomatoes.  He said this with a smile and went on to explain that Roma tomatoes that grow in our area don’t handle the fluctuation in temperature well.  His prediction that they would be fine once the warm summer nights hit, has proved to be correct.  Thanks Mike!

Photo of Romas Growing on the Vine

How’s your garden looking?

( Another BIG thanks to Luke for taking the photos.)

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8 Responses to “Garden Tour: Late June 2012”

  1. cooking with audrey July 2, 2012 at 10:56 am #

    gorgeous tomatoes!!!!!!

    • realocalcooking July 2, 2012 at 11:23 am #

      Thanks. I love the purple carrots on your blog. Would it be ok to share them on our FB page?

      • cooking with audrey July 2, 2012 at 11:27 am #

        sure thing, thanks for asking! any locavore is a friend of mine ;)

  2. Corrine July 2, 2012 at 12:26 pm #

    Looks beautiful. Thanks for the Garden Tour!

  3. putneyfarm July 2, 2012 at 1:13 pm #

    Your garden looks great- the carrots look so full (ours still a bit thin). Tomatoes are coming…

    • realocalcooking July 3, 2012 at 6:17 am #

      Thanks! Yes, we are eagerly anticipating the time when we’ll be up to our ears in tomatoes!

  4. Julie July 2, 2012 at 7:28 pm #

    Love the garden! Everything looks so good. Anxious to see what you make with the beets. I just picked up some at the local farmer’s market yesterday and am looking for something different to make with them. Love them just roasted but wanted something different for a change. Happy 4th of July.

    • realocalcooking July 3, 2012 at 6:19 am #

      Yes, the gardens have really burst and bloomed this past month! Roasted beets are yummy but it would be fun to do something different with them….I wonder what we’ll come up with. :) Happy 4th to you too!

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