Lucy and I snapped a few pictures of the raised garden beds this morning and I thought I would show you what’s growing in them. 17 heads of cabbage were planted and so far 2 of them are bolting.
I always think it’s weird when you plant something in the same soil and the conditions are the same but one or two of plants decide to do their own thing. It’s kind of weird if you ask me. I mean I get how the whole bolting thing works, but still. I think it’s odd.
This fat head of cabbage looks perfect though.
Remember the two garden beds where I couldn’t get anything to grow? Well knock on wood because after several attempts, we have green beans and beets coming up in one of the beds.
And potatoes and corn in the other. I don’t know if I’ll actually get any corn to harvest since I only planted a few seeds, but the stalks will still look cool on the porch this fall when it comes time to decorate.
A sea of tomato plants.
Artichokes and garlic. I’ve stopped watering my garlic because the leaves are starting to die back a bit. We typically harvest garlic around the end of June or early July. The garlic plants are looking pretty good considering they got a bit of a late start.
The artichoke plants were started from seed in January and for their first year, I think they look great. This was the first time I had ever started artichokes from seed and for being such a large plant, I’m amazed at how well they are doing.
Squash. Finally! I planted some butternut squash seeds up by the pea teepees early last week and they are just now starting to pop through the soil. I LOVE winter squash and I planted a bunch of seeds so we’ll see what happens.
And last but not least, the potato patch. The HH has been laying grass clippings in the potato beds each time he mows. So far so good. I haven’t noticed any additional slugs. Let’s hope it stays that way.
Did you plant potato plants this year? Are you using any type of mulch?
Mavis wants to know.