Since it’s the first week of the month, we take a break from mining the thousand photographs from Maine, for the June Wishetwurra Farm Garden Report.
Spring is still teasing, warming, then retreating to chill, then warming again. There are days when summer seems as if it could actually happen. But it’s not really warm yet. We’re still saying “Wow, it sure is warm!” when the temperature makes it into the seventies (F). Just a few days ago, we were chilly enough of the evening to make a fire in the fireplace. And that fire, as we burned a trash can full of scraps from the shop, felt really nice and warm. So nice and warm that we didn’t want to leave the living room until it was time to go to bed. Maybe this will be one of those years when the heat suddenly turns on and in a week or less we’ll go from the 60’s and 70’s to the 80’s and 90’s.
In the “Oh-oh” department, Ms. Tropicial Storm Andrea has got herself cranked up in the Gulf of Mexico and is now headed this way. High winds and up to four inches of rain are predicted over the next few days.
The Wishetwurra garden is well underway. Due to overenthusiatic planting and too-small stomachs, we’ve had to send pounds and pounds of bolted spinach to Katherine Long’s chickens. In the last few days we’ve picked three pounds of sweet, fresh peas. Early peas are such a treat. The pea patch area is littered with pods, an indication of tasty they are. How hard it is to get those first peas into the house.
Strawberries have started, too.
Before starting, I’ll digress, with a photo taken as I descended the half-section of the Herb Poindexter Memorial Ladder .
The report hinges, as usual, on the three overview photos of Wishetwurra Farm, in the customary north, middle and south order. Each overview will be followed by a detail image or two.
A close view of the early pea patch.
We’re trying out about ten different varieties of garlic this year.
In the photo below, “The Mason-Dixon Line” path divides the oldest part of the garden (The Union) to the left, from the “new” section (The Confederacy), to the right.
Here’s a closer view of the sunflowers and the top bed, plus the big garlics bed. .
The tomatoes, and the very enthusiastic potatoes. A half-dozen different kinds of taters.
Off in the distance, off to the south of the Confederacy, is “Mexico”.
What grows in Mexico?
Thanks for taking the tour.
Y’all come back next month now, y’heah?