Wednesday, June 9, 2010
The garden has been making some pretty major progress thanks to all that hot weather near the end of May and rain at the beginning of June. The garlic scapes are curling elegantly, the lettuce is filling out lushly, and the pea vines are huge and producing lots of delicious snap peas and snow peas. The shelling peas aren't quite plump enough for shelling yet, but the few I've tried are nearly as sweet as candy.
I tried a new technique for trellising my tomatoes this year. I made a bamboo structure with vertical strings to hold up the tomato vines. So far it is working great. It is so much easier to maintain than the stake and weave technique I tried last year, and I love how it looks. It reminds me of Japanese scaffolding or something. The tomato plants are crowded between the shelling peas now, but the peas will come out soon enough to give them more room.