A great deal of change happens in a garden over the span of two weeks. Thanks to my husband’s attentiveness while I was away the gardens are in good shape. With the hot weather that we’re having some of the crops are spent. I had to pull out the remaining spinach and radishes which had bolted and were going to seed. Now I have half a bed that’s empty and I’m trying to decide what to plant in the space. Any suggestions?
Garden Journal (vol. 8)
The tomatoes are loving the heat but I have to keep a careful eye out for sucker shoots and lop them off immediately before they take over. The pepper plants are starting to produce and the basil makes me swoon every time I walk by. There is abundance of lettuce, kale and Swiss chard. I had to pick out some baby beets, carrots and parsnips in order to make room for the plants to grow. My eldest wanted to roast the root vegetables and they made a delicious lunch.
After building our four raised garden bed I made one other small garden bed in the corner of the yard. It was an afterthought, a place to plant my extra tomato and pepper plants that didn’t fit in the other beds. I also added some zucchini, pole beans and sunflowers. Now it happens to be one of my favourite beds.