Seedling Hopes

Summer has started officially on June 21st 1:46PM, it hardly feels like it. In pacific Northwest, summer usually arrives after July 4th, it’s a magic date – Cold and rain sort of disappears for few weeks. It’s so sad that we have to count summer in weeks rather than months. Summer in Seattle – it never gets too hot, reaches 90 for couple days then back to 60s, Summer in Seattle is just like extended Spring – we just call it Summer.

Oh well, this year I fell back on planning and planting, starting seedlings. It just sorta got pushed on to backburner. My garden is in sad state right now, lack of sunlight is not helping anything either.

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Cucumber, Early Jalapeno and Basil seedlings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DSC_0338 (2)Shoebox containers with Shell Peas (Afila type bush peas), Broccoli Raab

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Box 2 has methi, beets and onion seedlings. Only Methi has emerged so far. Lone butternut squash seedling shares space with other greens.

 

Week so far… Picking, harvesting a lot

Summer is gone fast, there’s chill in the air – we are falling into fall/winter slowly. That translates into more harvests and picking many last of the garden goodies.

So far this week, We have been harvesting  a lot – squash, cherry tomatoes (sweet 100 variety), Jalapeno, green beans, shelling peas, cucumbers, fenugreek and dill. Here are some photos….

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(above) – Methi (Fenugreek)

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(above) – Methi and Shepu (Fenugreek and Dill), both used as greens

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(Above) in colander: Chard ‘bright lights’. in plate 1:  sweet 100 tomatoes, green and wax beans. in plate 2: Agatha tomatoes, 1 black krim, peas, cucumbers and yellow squash.
(Photo captured with phone)