Isabelle’s Garden Notes: June!

This year we had such a rainy Spring that we were not able to start working and planting in our garden before the end of May. We will see what kind of harvest we will have. When I look at June posts from past years I see the plants were much bigger than they are this year. Well, what can we do!!

The good news is that this year I was able to plant tomatoes, luffas, zucchinis and lettuce in my little greenhouse and I have finally been able to transplant them into our garden. I also planted beans, onions, garlic and kale. Other vegetables and herbs will soon be added.

The radishes and lettuces are more advanced because I was able to plant them in our old tub.

This unusually wet Spring was a blessing for our pear trees, black currants and red currants. Our hazel tree is growing well. And we have already eaten some of our rhubarb. It looks like it’s going to be a year of fruit.

I ordered 2 new kinds of shrubs: 5 Sea Buckthorn shrubs ( named also Hippophae) whose fruits are rich in Omega 3, Omega 6, Omega 9 and Omega 7.

Sea Buckthorn – Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

Moreover, it’s also high in vitamins A and E, which benefit the skin..” AND also 3 Aronia Vicking shrubs whose fruits are similar in size to blueberries and they have an extraordinary nutritional value ( they have very high levels of anthocyanin and flavonoids), are very high in antioxidants and are great used for juices, jam, baking and more.

Aronia – Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

I hope both kinds will grow well here. I bought them from Manitoba (if they survive their cold winters , they should be fine here). For now, we can see that they have adapted well to their new environment.

So that is the first of this year’s garden updates, you can look for the next one in about a month!

We do hope all of your gardens are growing well and looking lovely. Please feel free to tell us about what you are growing and how it is doing, its always great to hear from our readers!

4 thoughts on “Isabelle’s Garden Notes: June!

    • Ron,
      So nice of you to stop by.

      I don’t live on the farm and I have to confess my growing ambitions are mostly much more modest. I like a lot of my garden in pots, accessible, portable, and fewer insects to deal with (on and off the plants). If you do want to make the most of your space planters and/or window boxes are always a lovely option. Nothing like a window box with fresh herbs for salads and omelettes!

      Looking forward to your Sunday post!
      Hope you have a terrific day,
      Grey Dove


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