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Mini Veg

June 6th, 2009

The vegetables are all starting to come on, most of them are mini veggies at the moment. Soon enough we’ll be enjoying bounty from the gardens.
I’m really suprised that I had peppers set so early, especially since we’ve had such cold weather (even now it’s in the low 50’s at night). I heard that if you spray them with fish emulsion or seaweed it helps the blooms set into peppers, I guess it works!
These are the Sub Arctic tomatoes, I have one that has a tomato the size of large marble already.
This is one of the late strawberries (we have early, mid & late bearing). I harvested our first batch of strawberries yesterday (1lb 7 oz) and we enjoyed the for dinner before I remembered to take photos.
Do you have baby veg or are you harvesting already?

11 Comments to “Mini Veg”
  1. kristin on June 6, 2009 at 8:31 am

    No baby anything yet. Boo. Only boatloads of lettuce and radishes. It’s an impatient time of year for me.

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  2. Daphne on June 6, 2009 at 9:11 am

    Ah that is funny. Yesterday I was jumping for joy about my baby chilies and tomatoes. I posted a short little post with really bad photos. This morning I saw my first baby pea – Cascadia. My other peas aren’t far behind. This is such an exciting time in the garden.

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    • Susy on June 6, 2009 at 9:42 am

      Exciting for sure, pretty soon we’ll all have more produce than we know what to do with.

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  3. Dan on June 6, 2009 at 9:57 am

    Nice pea! Did you start these early as transplants or direct sow? I’m curious because I started mine in peat pots about a month early in the cold frame. All I currently have is lots of blooms.

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    • Susy on June 6, 2009 at 11:27 pm

      I direct sowed them. The ones I had in the raised beds did even better than these, but then they were mowed off by the deer. These are planting in pots by the garage.

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  4. Jen on June 6, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    I know I should wait until my radishes and snap peas get bigger, but they’re so yummy when they’re young and tender. I can’t resist.

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  5. Silke on June 6, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    I am sure we have some baby lima beans already…have to go hunting for them tomorrow. Nothing else yet, except our fig tree, which is laden with little green figs (not exactly a veg, but still exciting)! Your peas look wonderful! :) Silke

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  6. islandgardener on June 6, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Lots of mini tomatoes awaiting ripeneing — and I have harvested a few ripe ones already. Small peppers on the vine…peas were promising, but shriveled…favas almost ready to harvest…lots of greens…small carrots, thinnings actually, are so cute like mini veg in a salad…

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  7. pam on June 8, 2009 at 10:21 am


    All I have is a teeny tiny cucumber and a few serrano peppers.

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  8. Ruth on June 15, 2009 at 1:13 am

    You have a lovely blog – I found you through Fennel & Fern. I’m jealously looking at all your lovely vege photos, as it’s winter in New Zealand and everything is very slow at the moment! I have some arctic tomato seedlings in and they are (slowly) growing – I haven’t grown them before so I’m interested to see how much earlier they will fruit, if at all. I’ve also got some peas sprouting in my glasshouse – regular *and* sugar snap!
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    • Susy on June 15, 2009 at 8:26 am

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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