Gardening in Maine this year has been quite the adventure, that’s for sure! It’s hard to imagine that this field was planted with vegetables at the start of June.
What started out as a dry and hopeful summer, quickly turned into a big time rainfest across the state.
Gardening. Some years are winners. Other years are total duds.
Luckily though, at least we’ll get a few tomatoes this year from the raised garden beds. Not a lot, but enough for a few batches of fresh salsa
The kitchen garden this year along with its raised beds though, is doing really well this year. Here it is late September and it’s still going strong.
We still have plenty of rhubarb.
And the kale seedlings I planted last month are coming along nicely. Some for me, some for the insects to nibble on… That just seems to be the way it goes here in Maine. 😉
The beets are currently the size of golf balls. I plan on roasting them though so I think I’ll let them get a little bigger.
Leeks! This was my second year growing leeks successfully from seed. They are HUGE and almost too pretty to harvest. I think I’ll make a batch of potato leek soup next week.
And the broccoli, it’s coming along too. I just hope we have a few more weeks before the first frost so it has time to grow a few heads. Fresh broccoli, you just can’t beat it. It tastes sooo much better when harvested out of your own garden.
And last but not least… My Bloomstruck hydrangeas. They are STILL blooming! And I adore all the different color combinations that you get from a single plant. These were by far one of the best gardening purchases I’ve made in recent years, that’s for sure.
It will be fun to see just how long they’ll go on producing this year. Who knows, it could be another month.
So what’s new in YOUR garden these days? Have you packed up all your tools yet, or are you still harvesting mountains of vegetables and flowers? Do tell.