• Sarah Boily

Gardening Update: May 27th, 2021

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Hello all,


I apologize for the lack of updates lately. Life has been crazy.


I have been actively in my garden this past month and I wanted to share some of my updates with you! I love the ability to grow my own food. I know it's organic and healthy, and it's a fun hobby!

The photo above is one of many photos I took yesterday of my lettuce plants in my "Salad bed" pictured in that photo is some romaine and butter crunch lettuces that have just been flourishing in my garden this year! I have been able to harvest it about once a week its growing so fast. Luckily I have plenty of family to share with! I started these guys as seeds in March and put them outside in late April. They can handle some frost so these are the first plants that get put outside for me! I live in zone 6B and it can be quite chilly up here!





Along with the butter crunch and romaine, I have some red leaf lettuce and arugula (my absolute favorite green!) and spinach growing superbly in my little salad bed!



These radishes are growing really well despite a few days of uncommon heat for Rochester, NY! I have three varieties of radish currently growing in my garden; Daikon, French Breakfast, and China Rose. All three do really well in mild climates which are perfect for zone 6B. They can handle the cold but a little heat won't make them too woody tasting! These guys should be ready for harvest in about 2 weeks. Luckily I did succession planting so I should have a second harvest of radishes this season before it gets too hot here!



We've got some budding flowers on our tomato plants over here which is super exciting! I don't typically get tomatoes this early but I started all my seeds inside about 3 weeks earlier than normal and man they are taking off!


Broccoli is flourishing!


Brussels sprouts are doing well. This is the first year I have attempted to do brussels and I'm super excited watching them grow! they have been relatively low maintenance and are just thriving in my garden.



and to cap off this little garden tour my peas are climbing ever higher and higher. I'm looking forward to watching them bloom and being able to harvest hundreds of little pea pods this year!


While this isn't all that I grow in my garden these guys have had the most growth over the spring and I'm so impressed by how well they are doing that I just had to share. Follow my other posts for gardening tips and tricks!


Struggling with what to do with all your natural ingredients? Check out my Sustainable living, Healthy Eating, and Gardening posts to find some inspiration!

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