Garden update

After weeks of cooler than normal temps and WAYYYYYY more rain that AZ has gotten in recorded history, have finally uncovered most of the plants in the garden

IMG_0619 (960x1280)This is the “patio tomato” that I tried to winter over in the greenhouse.  It died back and then began to grow on its own, just like any other perennial. I’ve already cut it back and thinned out some of the various arms to keep it under some level of control.  lots of flowers already and I’ve been busy with my feather in lieu of bees and other pollinators

IMG_0620 (1280x960) These are the tops of the shallots.  First time they have done this.  Find there are all kinds of different shallots; some flower, some do the little bulbils like the walking onion.  I’ve clipped back some and letting some go to see what they will do.  If they do the bulbils, will try to root additional shallots from them just like I do with the walking onions.

IMG_0621 (1280x960)To give an idea of how big the stalks are on these shallots.  Know that does not always relate to the size of the bulb.  Have never had these grow so thick!  Can’t wait to see what lies beneath!

IMG_0624 (1280x960)This is one of the 100 gallon grow bags.  There are five pepper plants, two tomato and two marigold.  Something got in here and ate the middle pepper plant.  not a smidge chewed off any of the other, the one right in the middle, so it might have been a bird.  anyway, have put a bit of fencing around it for extra protection

IMG_0625 (1280x960)The long bed in the south with summer ssquash, eggplant and marigold

IMG_0626 (1280x960)a little further down the bed, with Thai Basil, some volunteer garlic, more eggplant, squash and marigold

IMG_0627 (1280x960)and at the very end of the bed – it is over 20 feet long but only about 2 feet wide – bush beans coming up.  Amazingly, the pole beans, planted elsewhere a week earlier haven’t even shown themselves yet

IMG_0628 (1280x960)The second 100 gallon grow bag with 7 heirloom Roma Tomato plants

IMG_0629 (1280x960)This is a 4’ square grow box with beans planted about a month+ ago when we were having a warm spell.  Then it cooled and I covered the whole bed.  now the beans are looking good, as are the spring planted shallots in the other half.  Yes, I’m growing a lot of shallots, in place of onions.  Onions, even the sweet ones, get way too hot in our hot weather.

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