One of the things I’ve most enjoyed about this part of the country are the cool Summers. The past week has been clear to partly cloudy in the mid 70s. While I’ll never grow eggplants or other heat loving crops well, I’ll gladly trade the heat and humidity for the lush green cool months.
A 4′ row of Contender bush beans went in where the beets came out (see below).
Lots of activity in the garden in the past 3 weeks. I’ve grown to love the Cylindrical beets. They take up much less real estate than their globe shaped counterparts. They cook evenly and make lovely evenly shaped slices. I typically rub them with a little olive oil and roast them whole either in the oven or in the ceramic cooker. Two 4′ rows that went in early was harvested to make way for a row of beans.
The dill I started from seed all died before going to flower. Perhaps the area was kept too wet. Need to look into this before next year.
Lettuce & Radishes
The lettuce and radishes planted in the shade of the peas worked out well. Both were about done and have been cleaned out to make way for some Zinnias.
- Beets – Cylindrical
- Chard (ongoing)
- Kale – Red Russian
- Potato (new) – Russian Banana
- Snow Peas (ongoing)
- Flowers – Dahlias, Nigella & Zinnias.
- Beans – Contender
- Zucchini fr transplant (6/11)