Photos from our garden – June 2022

June is when we can start seeing the fruits of our hard labor. We also harvest lettuce, corn salad, some peppers, herbs, and aromatic herbs. This year we also gathered some early cherry tomato varieties in late June.

We also noticed that some plants attracted aphids, slugs, white flies, and fungus gnats. We treated some more affected plants with Neem oil and water solutions. Other plants were sprayed with a water hose and pruned by hand.

Gardening photo of the week 27 June – 3 July 2022

Spanish cayenne peppers started from seeds
Spanish cayenne peppers, a vital ingredient in my pepper hot sauce
Parsley started from seeds
Parsley is one of the 4 fines herbes of French cuisine (also chives, tarragon, and chervil)
Growing garlic with corn salad to keep snails and pests away
Growing garlic with corn salad helps keep unwanted bugs, snails, and pests away
Growing fennel for bulbs and fennel greens
We grow fennel for the delicate fennel greens as well as the fennel bulbs

Gardening photo of the week: 20 June – 26 June 2022

Growing garlic bulbs in containers
Growing garlic bulbs in containers for late summer / early fall harvest
Chard is a great summer green
Chard is a great summer green for omelets, stir-fries, and hot salads
Beefsteak tomato plants growing in raised garden beds
Growing staked beefsteak tomato plants in a raised garden bed
Aphids feasting on a Spanish Padron pepper calls for Neem oil solution
Aphids feasting on a Spanish Padron pepper, time for Neem oil spray solution

Gardening photo of the week: 13 June – 19 June 2022

Spanish pardon peppers ripening
Spanish Padron peppers are great as tapas chilies
Habanero pepper developing on pepper plant started from seed
Habaneros are starting to develop
Cherry tomatoes showing first signs of reddish hue
Cherry tomatoes with a reddish hue
Beefsteak tomatoes take longer to mature
Beefsteak tomatoes are slower to grow and develop

Gardening photo of the week: 6 June – 12 June 2022

Rooting sage cutting in water
Rooting sage cutting in water
Ripening cherry tomatoes early June
Cherry tomato plants in early June
Ghost pepper plant
Ghost pepper plants develop slower than milder peppers
Aphids and whiteflies on pepper plant
Whiteflies and aphids on a leaf from a cayenne pepper plant