It has been an eventful start to garden season that is for sure. We built the 30’x 50′ cedar picket fence I’ve been dreaming of for years around the veggie garden. The lawn is being worked as we fill the trenches from last Autumn’s huge project. I got seeds planted in the big veggie garden except for my popping corn in the big newly fenced in garden and anxiously wait for the trial roses to start opening up. The shipments of trial plants are being watered daily as I work on getting them in their home for the summer. All the things I’ve been planning on accomplishing before June 1st can be very tiring and some what frustrating because I’ve over done it once again this year with wishful planning. I’m so thankful that even though I maybe a week or two behind with planting and mulching in the outside garden my Geodesic Bio Dome is bursting with mid-summer growth. Just knowing that I had jalapeno and tomatoes with buds on them way before the last frost date in the dome kept a smile on my face – I’m not behind!
[alert-note]June 1 Photo Album[/alert-note]
I think the most amazing thing to me about growing in the dome is how perfect the leaves are… look at that eggplant in the image below. In the years past my eggplant NEVER looked that perfect because of bugs munching on them in the raised beds.
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Back in early March it was getting way to warm in the dome for the kale, cabbage and broccoli so I made a compost pile along the wood line next to the meadow where the dome is located. I noticed a few weeks ago that the kale was flowering in the compost pile. I can’t believe the wild white tail bunny isn’t over there enjoying it!
Image on my Flickr.com Page
These beautiful rose blooms are all around the wood line of the meadow where the dome is located.
Image on my Flick page.
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I’ve got some fun peppers growing in the dome including :
- Hungarian Wax
- Carolina Reaper
- Sweet Papi Rojo ( from last summer still producing!)
Above is the 1 of the four Hungarian wax peppers I have growing in a vertical container in the dome.
Ghost Pepper Rocking the Dome!
Fun vertical planting with peppers and succulents in the dome.
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Tomatoes and snapdragon annuals are growing insanely tall in the container along the south wall of the dome. (photo below)
My popcorn plant ( on the right) is almost as tall as my chocolate sprinkle tomato plant. It is fun watching them race above the knee wall of the dome north wall.
[alert-note]The Album on Flickr[/alert-note]
Below is the slide show of images on Flickr featuring today’s share. I hope you will check it out and share it with you friends. The Flickr slide show works great – click on through it because I think you’ll be amazing at what you see growing in this 20 foot dome.
Find more images at : My First June in the Dome on Flickr Album
I’m looking forward to sharing more images with you as we head into summer… I’m really hoping June will bring more blooms and veggies on the way.
[alert-warning]I’d love to connect with you … please be sure to ask me anything about the dome or just leave a comment below.