June 1st Garden Update

My garden is bare at this time of the year, the plants and vegetables are young and coming along slowly. Part of the fence is up, we were busy working on the fencing for the ducks and chickens over the 3 days weekend and by the time we got to my garden we ran out of energy. My goal was to plant a country garden at first, but after looking at this closely it’s more like a Traditional kitchen garden since the planting beds are divided into plots. I still have a lot of work to do but certainly not in a hurry to get it done. It’s a peaceful place for me.

The land is sloped in this area and I need to work on improving the planting bed.



The snow peas start to climb the trellis.

It’s nice to be able to pick the blue lake bush beans from my backyard. I like to plant a scarlet runner beans next year, it will certainly add height to the garden.

The lemongrass is coming along.

The mints are spreading fast. The soil in this area is rich and partly shady in the late afternoon, perfect condition for mints.

I love basil and they don’t grow fast enough for me.


When it comes to tomatoes I have a lot of learning to do.

I’ll be lucky to get a fruit here and there, only one tomato here.

One lonely fruit here also.

So far I have 2 blueberry bushes, if they are doing well I plan to add a few more next spring.

I have 4 prisimmon trees, I planted 2 in the garden and need to find a home for two more.

I was told that this is a muscudine grape but I’m not certain that it is and waiting to see the fruits.

I love the butterfly bushes and planted two over the weekend.


  1. Hi Nye
    I do admire your garden. You must use a lot of time keeping it so clean and fertile.
    I think your “muscudine grape” is some kind of Rubus https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubus
    When you taste the fruits, be aware that they are very acidic until they are completely black and mature.
    Have a good summer ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hi Carten, hope you are doing well. The garden is a lot of work but it’s the labor of love. Thank you for sharing the link, knowing that is the Rubus is not as exciting, they grow wild and don’t have to be cared for so these get a royal treatment. ๐Ÿ™‚

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