Friday PhotoEssay

Hopefully we are sort of back to some semblance of a schedule with the Friday PhotoEssay. Ah well…if I don’t get it posted, you can always check out all the pics from the week on Flickr.

We started the week with just a few strawberries here and there…some pretty, some not so pretty. Some eaten by roly polys, some eaten by robins, some eaten by me.

By today, we have probably a solid quart of berries, after getting about half a quart yesterday. Berries ripen so fast when the sun comes out and it gets warm!

I love citrus marigolds. They smell citrusy rather than marigold-y. They have pretty, delicate foliage, and the are a nice round ball-shaped plant covered with dime-sized flowers when they mature. Oh yeah, and did you know that they’re edible?

This oregano is something of a mystery to me. Parts of it are starting to wilt and look terrible. It did the same thing last year…parts of it wilted, then more of it wilted, then we cut it back and it came back and was beautiful. It kind of looks like it’s g0t Verticillium wilt or nematodes or something, and it is partially fighting it off.

Not sure how I missed these little guys until this point. I blame it on the rain! I was beginning to feel left out, since other bloggers in the area were reporting baby tomatoes. Now I feel better…even if they are just on the SunCherry plant in the Family of 4 Garden.

I knew you were all waiting for this one! It’s the first Swiss Chard picture of 2010! What can I say? Swiss Chard is almost as photogenic as a cute toddler, even with slightly hail-battered leaves.

About Rebecca

I'm a Horticulture Educator with Sedgwick County Extension, a branch of K-State Research and Extension, located in Wichita, KS. I teach about fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Posted on May 21, 2010, in PhotoEssays and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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