It was really exciting when we got our first things out of the garden. The Boston Lettuce was first, along with the Kale.
We picked a few cherry tomatoes along the way, but here was our first real harvest of tomatoes – on July 12:
The garden wasnt even really filled out at this point – heres the strawberries & carrots, and theres the blueberry bushes in the background. (I discovered later the blueberry bushes have a fungus)
The tomatoes and kale got really big, really fast
Look at these guys – these cherry tomato plants are out of control!
No seriously, it was really challenging to cage these guys.
I also put a herb garden in the bottom bed, so their roots couldnt sucker and spread upwards.
Theres parsley, basil, thyme, chamomile and lemon verbena. Also in there is one brocolli plant that didnt make it, some phlox flowers, and a calendula that died, I think from the heat.
I completely lost the snow peas and the brocolli, and I never did satisfactorily find out why. The garden centre said something was eating them at the base, maybe earwigs, ants or slugs. In any case, they died quickly.