It’s been awhile since I’ve discussed my garden. The weather has been so bizarre this summer – a very mild season indeed. Many plants have fizzled out entirely, had a wicked short season, or have just stalled – dead in the water – quite literally. But there is hope! I’ve planted a fall crop, and have plans to sow another two-four plantings to ensure salad greens and soup vegetables are a plenty! I’m still loosely following the square foot gardening model, though I’ve mostly learned some hard lessons, through trial and error. Join me on a walk through my garden!
Very satisfying indeed, but green tomatoes anyone? Sheesh! The tomatoes are so, so late this year. And because I thought I would lose those tomatoes I purchased four more tomato plants. I was so excited to be swimming in spaghetti sauce right about now, but this is it thus far:
These must be the black wax beans. They look long enough to pick, but I just haven’t yet. Perhaps they’ll be dinner.
Our corn is just about knee high and you can see the corn just starting to form. Corn for Christmas!
For the fall crop, I’ve planted several different varieties of carrots, including atomic reds and cosmic purples, radishes, arugula, tom thumb lettuce, bok choy, mesclun greens, leeks, kale, onions, parsley and dill. I have yet to pull up all my garlic, but once I do, I’d like to plant more of that as well.
The parsley is so cute! I planted them in four huge pots.
Radishes are so satisfying to grow. This variety is called China Rose. They’re supposed to grow 6-9″ long, so they’ll be like spicy carrots!
And my most prized garden plant of all?
Artichokes! I planted two plants back in the late spring, but so far only one has produced. I’m head over heels for it.
What are you harvesting? How are you preserving? And what, tell me, are you growing?