Early June garden!

And it’s planted! Well, almost….I still have the big hugel bed to plant (ground cherries and calendula), the solarium (ginger and kale)…the cabbage field……and if we get the second greenhouse in…

It’s starting to sound like there’s so much left to do, but really we are almost done!

The kitchen garden, brand new…my plan to harvest our greens, herbs, and salad ingredients from a few steps from the deck…


The main garden…planted with green beans, carrots, peas,  beets, cabbage, kale, chard, strawberries, rhubarb, broccoli, celery, dry beans, pumpkin, butternut squash, summer squash, zucchini, eggplant, pepper, tomatoes, basil, and parsley, and some ashwaganda (medicinal herbs), and some decorative gourds. I’m sure I forgot something…😀

OH, and watermelon…


The greenhouse…half wild, half weeded..planted with tomatoes and cucumbers…and used as a nursery to start our garden plants. I’m starting to tie up the tomatoes, and move out all the (giant) veggie starts. Soon it will be all neat and tidy…


The hugel beds, a work in progress…interplanted with berry bushes and medicinal (and beautiful herbs) and flowers. Currant, gooseberry, goji berries, and violets, calendula, and nasturtium…and soon to be planted with ground cherries…


The dry bean and onion bed…brand new garden, mulched with layers of cardboard and straw.  Planted with black beans for drying, and yellow and white onion.  And double fenced, outside wire, inside netting…because that pesky and adorable groundhog keeps waddling around in there, chewing on my plants…


The future cabbage bed/field…soon to be planted with the cabbages that are taking over the greenhouse. For winter borscht, &  sauerkraut.

And in other news…

The first of the harvest, radishes…(and our rabbits enjoy the greens!)


The meat birds, 4 weeks old..(above )

And below, our newest addition, an angora rabbit..named ‘fiona’..

Below, Clyde and his orphaned bird!


Below, Marc’s lactofermented radishes!


Will update next week, when we are (really) finished planting! Happy gardening!

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. marc says:

    Thanks for all your love and effort Lisa. You are awesome.

  2. A williams says:

    Wonderful project! Where’s the army of field workers? Looks like an amazing life style. AND didn’t realize how handsome Clyde really is. Miss you all…love you all.

    Grrr Pa

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