What a perfect weekend for gardening. I’d been out of town and the Plot Against Hunger garden got out of hand. When things are lush, they’re … lush, whether flowers or seedlings or grass. Boy was there grass. I spent about five hours in the garden Saturday early and harvested some lettuces and radishes. This will be on top of the four pounds we already delivered to AFAC.
My own garden needed work too. At first I thought just about an hour and a half. Wrong of course. I got in there and there were more weeds, deeper down and the ground was hard as a rock, even though we’ve had rain.
I weeded. I hoed. I mulched. Most of my plants were large enough not to be burned up by the mulch, so I thought it might help. Then I planted my summer and winter squash, some jade zukes and a variety of summer squash, as well as some delicatas and some multi-colored thing for fall.
I also harvested some nice lettuce, some radishes, and noted the kale for later in the week. I have a tomato coming on and tomato plants that are blossoming. I’m a bit worried about the garlic, which is small, but shooting out scapes and turning yellow. I hope the bulbs are bigger than they look like they should be, given the size of the tops.
On the other hand, buying garlic would not be a crisis. I can plant more in the fall. We’ll see how it works out. Currently, the garden has beets, beans, carrots, onions, two kinds of kale, chard, potatoes, radishes, tomatoes, peppers, okra, cucumbers, lettuce, broccoli, eggplants and now the squash seeds are in. Goodness. If it’s like last year, I’ll be able to can some things. Of course, being a garden, it may not be like last year.
I’ll have to wait and see, but in the meantime, I’m enjoying the flowers and being exhausted from the work in the lovely warm sun.