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Well it is now the end of July and I am just now blogging about the summer garden.  I realized that with all of the work that is required in a garden during the first 6-8 weeks it is easy to see why I haven’t had the time to blog.  For all of my loyal readers, I will be posting a couple times a week for the rest of the summer.  I will post updated pictures, give descriptions of the heirloom veggies that I am growing and much more…

Below is an image of what the garden plot looked like on Day 1 (May 8):

Here are some pictures of the garden taken just a few weeks ago:

Dill

Basil

Potato box

Tomato row

Jericho lettuce

Kale

zinnia

radish

Stay tuned, for more pictures and descriptions of the Summer 2011 garden

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On Saturday, I started 4 varieties of lettuce seed:

I picked up a seed packet for Freckles lettuce because of an article I recently read in Organic Gardening magazine about the history of this heirloom lettuce.  Freckles lettuce is also known as ‘Flashy Troutback’, an Austrian heirloom that dates back to 1793.

This will be the second year that I have grown ‘Jericho’ lettuce. Last summer I picked up some transplants from the farmer’s market and had great success with this lettuce. Here are a couple of pics. from last summer’s harvest.

The seeds are now living up on our loft for the next month or so.  Stay tuned as I will update the status of these lettuce seedlings. Here is a photo of the tray of seeds.

 

 

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