Blooms, Buds and a Beret

Spy Garden May 20, 2013

Spy Garden May 20, 2013

Rainbow Flint Corn popping up!

Rainbow Flint Corn popping up!

Putting the corn kernels in a few sheets of wet paper towels in a plastic bag for a couple of days before planting really makes a difference in speeding up germination. There are lots of ants in our garden. Ants aren’t really a huge problem but they will eat the sugary corn kernels before they get a chance to germinate so soaking them before planting helps prevent this!

Nasturtiums popping up!

Nasturtiums popping up!

Nasturtiums are a must in the garden. They help repel pests (squash bugs, aphids and others) and the flowers attract bees and other beneficial insects.

Nasturtiums popping up!

Nasturtiums popping up!

"Yellow Wonder" strawberries

“Yellow Wonder” strawberries

The yellow strawberries aren’t very big and they actually turn white (with yellow seeds) when they are ripe, but they are very tasty!

Yay for bees!

Yay for bees! (on the kale flowers)

(potted) Meyer lemon tree flower buds

(potted) Meyer lemon tree flower buds

Little yellow roses

Little yellow roses

Tall telephone peas and beans behind them

Tall telephone peas and beans behind them

I’ve never had much luck with peas, so made sure to plant beans strategically right behind the peas so we get some vines growing up the trellis soon!

Garlic

Garlic

Garlic scape

Garlic scape

Old kale leaves

Old kale leaves

Bonjour! Sunflower seed beret

Bonjour! Sunflower seed beret haha

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