The garden in june

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We're borrowing Seed to Salad Bowl's idea and starting a monthly series focused on the garden! It's a great way, not only to share, but for us to look back and appreciate/evaluate what we're doing. This season we are very far behind, but slowly catching up. We're planting a lot of things and doing a whole bunch of seedlings - there isn't any more space under the pergola for trays! It was only our second spring here, so we were still figuring out planting times and what works and doesn't.

Our biggest issue was the massive slug invasion, because it rained until so late (until last week!). They eat everything coming out of the earth, every tiny seedling in the tray - you don't even see the plant coming out, they get there before you, the sneaky little pests. That delayed us, too, since we had to repeat seedlings.

So far, in the earth, we got peppers, tomatoes, chilies, carrots, eggplant, cucumber, courgette, about five varieties of pumpkin, onions, garlic still, beetroot, watermelon, melon, cantaloupe, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussel sprouts, lombard, different beans, peas, lettuce, chard and a few corn plants.

This year ditched the potatoes, but next year will be planting them again!

Lately we've only been picking strawberries, raspberries and cabbage (oh, cabbage. Too much cabbage), but hope to start summer's bonanza soon.

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