I keep telling myself that I’m going to write a long-winded post detailing all the goings on in our big greenhouse (because I haven’t really written about it since this post), but it hasn’t happened yet. Until then, I’ll offer some photos with captions. (All links go to archived Wayward Spark posts.)
This is a carrot plant going to flower. The top photo is a carrot in full bloom. Henry is saving this variety for seed.
a loquat bush/tree
almost-ripe meyer lemons
Meyer lemons flush with fruit a couple different times in the course of a year.
On the left: onions going to flower
On the right: an early tomato plant
The peach trees have a heavy fruit set due to Henry’s efforts hand pollinating them (read more here).
On the left: an almost-open pomegranate flower
On the right: bolting parsley
Henry let a parsley plant go to seed here last year. Umm…You might say that we are now very well endowed with parsley.
green butter lettuce
endive starting to bolt
radicchio starting to bolt
On the left: flowering sweet clover
On the right: chard going to flower (like this one)
Henry’s growing out these onions for seed. The chard, we’ll eat.
There are something like 15 pomelos on our one tree. They sure are interesting (and big), but I’m not sure that we really need 15 of them.
The wapato is starting to sprout in Henry’s funky bathtub/water feature.
Many of the citrus trees are blooming or just finished up blooming. They smell amazing.
If everything above looked tidy and well organized, it’s just an illusion. The truth is the greenhouse is a real jungle. It’s a crazy mess of greenery and food crops all mixed up together. I spent a couple hours weeding out the thistles yesterday, so most of what’s left is wanted and encouraged.
I must reiterate, that aside from very occasional weeding and fairly regular harvesting, I can take no credit for what’s growing in the greenhouse or really any gardening at our place. That’s Henry’s thing, and I’m grateful for his efforts.