After a few days of pretty hard, but pleasant, work, most all of the planting in the Kitchen Garden is complete. Almost. I need to construct a few bamboo arbors for some squash to climb, as well as get a few more rows of okra in (I ran out of seed after two rows!) And then it will be time for resowing lettuce and mesclun, spinach and, later, radishes and carrots.
The herbs are still growing crazily along the paths ("Out! Out! Damn Lemon Balm!), but that may be remedied this weekend. Sunday we will hopefully receive the first load of mulch. Now that we have many beds weeded, I'd rather not have to weed them again. I also need them for the paths in the Kitchen Garden. Then we need only to plant some marigolds and nasturtium, and then turn our attention to the Cutting Garden. I need to get my zinnias and cosmos planted!
|One of my great blurry photos. The lemon balm will begin to be removed this weekend, hopefully corralling it back to a single area...for a few years. The parsley is also getting a bit out of hand, but I love it, so I'm freezing just as much as I'm using fresh.|
|The last two tomatillos I found huddled and lonely at Main's.|
|Speaking of sunflowers, the Mammoths are coming up!|
|As are all of the rest of them!|
|The Romaine lettuce is looking healthy.|
|I will definitely be able to pick some mesclun this weekend!|
|The spinach, that has taken quite a while to germinate, is coming up pretty spotty. I may plant some more in a different bed and put in some loose leaf lettuce.|
|Across the way the cabbage looks great, and calendula (which I planted all over the place) is also looking healthy!|
|Peppers are in! They will be a bit snug if they grow well, but should be fine. There are also some 'Burgundy' garden beans in here that have just begun to sprout.|
|Sugar snap peas are blooming!|
|I also put in a few rows of turnips between the peppers.|
|Ugh...the lemon balm just won't quit. It smells so lovely, but it is self seeding WAY too fast. I'll deal with it this weekend.|