Mavis Garden Blog – Garden in Transition
I feel like this past week in the garden was good, but also a bit exhausting as well.
When I first planted the garden in the spring it was exciting, hopeful and new.
Now days, I feel like I work at a garden nursery, and there are all sorts of mini projects that need to be tended too, and I can never seem to finish them before I clock out by the end of the day.
This morning I pulled up yet another batch of potatoes. This time red ones. Even though I know I should wait until the plants die back and fall over, I pulled them up anyway, because I know that if I want a second harvest pf potatoes from this location, I need to plant the potatoes now, rather than later.
Luckily the local garden center had seed potatoes marked down to 50% off, so I was able to grab a few bags. The great thing about it was, the potatoes had already started to sprout so I was able to bypass that whole part of the growing process and just plant the seed potatoes directly in the soil.
I also pulled a boatload of beets as well.
I then planted several beds with beet seeds and am hoping for a late October harvest.
So basically, our garden is still in the ugly duckling/transition stage. Hopefully soon though, the pumpkin and squash vines will take over the paths and make the raised garden beds look full again.
Peace Out Girl Scouts
Have a great day!