Yesterday & today...
Planted seeds in pots for Brussels sprouts, lettuce and broccoli today. Started to do peas for the fall, but planting guide suggests later in August.
Harvested garlic and onions (can hardly wait to roast the elephant garlic). Harvested more beets, broccoli, peas, chard and the last of the lettuce. Also a few more sungold tomatoes, and the 3rd yellow tomato from the heirloom assortment.
Cooked (in oven) the first & largest fennel bulb, harvested a week ago. See his baby picture here. Tasty, but still need to find a recipe/method I like the best. Any ideas? Another is ready to harvest soon. The stalks also made a nice crunchy addition to salad (like celery, but better flavor).
First harvest of French filet beans should be this week (the few snacks in the garden already don't count).
Trimmed up some of the lamb's ear and catmint in the herb row. Pulled up the oldest of the broccoli to get this bed ready for other things. Don't worry, the bees have other broccoli plants to visit now. The pea plants may be removed later this week as the blooms have really slowed down.
I found a left over white & orange small pumpkin (see this post) some time ago and cut it open for the seeds. Last weekend, I planted them and they have now sprouted. Bet the harvest will be closer to Oct than Aug (like last year)!
Will post pumpkin patch photos soon. They are growing quickly now. Delicata squash is growing and the cucumbers are climbing their fence.
Job's Tears seeds from Hanna & her Illegal Garden are growing. I do hope to harvest seeds this year, at least enough for a bracelet!
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