This week in the edible garden

by Rainbow Bobbins

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The rogue potatoes are flowering above and below the shelling peas have put on some nice growth – the vines are nearly a foot tall now.
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The bed to the left below was planted with the first of the green beans (bush variety Jade II and ??)
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Still haven’t put up the grade trellis but the vines are filling out – they even have tiny grapes forming! This year I will remove the fruit before it matures and concentrate on training the vines for a healthy first harvest next year. Here is a picture of when the grapes where first transplanted in March 2013 – It seems like they have been here longer.
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Tomatoes above and lettuce below … all making slow but noticeable progress. Not sure if the red mulch is helping much. I added a tomato to a different bed without the red mulch and it seems to be growing faster (?!)
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I found a sprouted beet in the compost bin
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So I broke off the starts and planted it…an experiment
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The blueberry bushes have never really thrived in the garden – they were planted in March 2013 and are still a year out from producing (hopefully) fruit. The blueberry below is Brigitta.
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Below is a hodgepodge area – oregano, a dahlia and some over-crowed poppies:
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The Rhodies are in full blow and provide a nice backdrop for the edible garden – I like the freckles on this one:
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