Monday 12 June 2017

Yukon Garden Thus Far

Hello!  Today I'd love to share with you a few pictures from my garden this year.

Every thing has been slow this year including me.  I've started things in the ground later than usual, but at least they are in and growing.  I have learned that putting things under row covers helps get things growing nicely.  I'll cover the other part of the garden as soon as we no longer need to cover the things in the greenhouse.  We're just on the edge of the frostings. 

We are blessed that our strawberries have come back and are starting to blossom.  
That box in the front of the garden is our strawberry bed.  Soon we hope to make a raised top so that the strawberries as they grow will be better protected against the squirrels. ~smiles~  they like them to.

Here is a pic under the big frost blanket.  We have rows of carrots growing in the raised rows, and peas in the ditch.  Didn't plan it that way, but we soaked too many peas and they had to go somewhere. :) 

This is the area at the river edge we get our water from.  We have worn little footholds in the bank to walk up and down on.  At the moment the heat has caused a lot more melting up in the mountains and our river has turned to raging chocolate milk. lol It's also risen considerably and the trees  you see at the bottom of the bank are totally submerged.  

I had planted water cress at the banks edge, and we'll see if it is still there after the water goes down.

Here is my beloved greenhouse my husband built me.  We have 20 tomatoes, 5 zucchini, 9 cucumbers, green beans, and some flowers growing in there.  

The cucumbers are starting to come and I can't wait for a taste.

We started tomatoes back in February, and the fruit is coming on nicely.  We've had a few Sungold tomatoes in the last week and they sure are wonderful!

I planted a lobelia in an old tea kettle and it's so pretty and a burst of colour in there.  It is moving out to the front step soon to join some other containers of flowers. 

The bumble bees have discovered them and they have been around pollinating the plants in the greenhouse for me. 

The zucchini have just started to fruit as well. 

I planted a ton of chamomile and I went looking for interesting places to plant them. We make lots of chamomile tea, and the fresh dried flowers can't be beat. 

We've also planted some lavender, this pot is a dwarf lavender that we've never tried before.  I like to try new things, so we have some of the regular lavender and this. 

We planted lots of marigolds and they are starting to bloom beautiful from the tomato pots.  I have planted basil and a marigold in each tomato pot and they like each other. :)

We have also planted some calendula and the first blooms are so welcome!

Here is the first little chamomile bloom.  How very cheerful it is! 

Thanks for coming on the tour of my garden thus far.  I will have more pictures of the rest of the gardens to share with you later.  

Praying you have a wonderful day, enjoying the beauty of creation.  God is so good to give us these moments where we can see His hand working, sustaining and bringing forth life to provide for our needs.  


Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Mmm, I see some yummy veggies that will be heading to your kitchen this summer. The lakes here are way up as well and I sure hope your watercress survives as it's nice on tea sandwiches.
Happy Gardening Jen.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Wow! You have SO much going on there -- and you've already gotten tomatoes! I just spoke with our girls who live in Skagway and they were saying that the rivers have just thawed so the kayaking is getting easier haha! The only annuals I planted this year are zinnias -- they are my favorite so I decided that's ALL I was going to plant. They are just about to begin flowering -- I can't wait!

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

How wonderful that you already have tomatoes on the vine. There is nothing that beats the taste of a fresh tomato.
Enjoy the rest of your week,

September Violets said...

It's nice to see what you've planted. You sure do have lots coming up and doing so well! I don't plant any veggies, but I have two black currant bushes (even those I usually leave for the birds ... shhhh). Water levels here are still high too, but we haven't had heavy rain for about a week now, so hopefully things will come down soon.
Love that first shot with all the tall skinny pines in the background :)

Danielle Dunn said...

It all looks great and I'm sure we'll get lots out of it this year (hopefully if it warms up)

handmade by amalia said...

How lovely. You must spend every possible moment in the garden.

God's Grace Overflows said...

What a great looking garden! It's so nice to have a bountiful garden to geed our families. My MIL was in charge of the greenhouse this year and so far things are growing well. As long as the grasshoppers stay at bay, we should get produce soon...

I hope you have a great week!

Blessings to you,

God's Grace Overflows said...

*that should of read feed our families* ;)