A Few Garden Pics: Weed Edition
This has been a growing season to die for. A dry spring coupled with sporadic rains and warm nights. Wonderful. We were caught up on the weeding until it started raining last week. Now it’s time for another pass. When we think of weeding we think of rows and the crops. Some need attention sooner, and some can wait until last. Last week it was slug patrol, this week it’s weed patrol. Without further ado, here is the state of the gardens.
This garden is a little more diverse than the staple garden that contains large plantings of potatoes, winter squash, shell beans, corn and root crops. In this garden you’ll find garlic, celeriac, bush beans, pole beans, cauliflower, kale, broccoli, romanesco, cabbage, beets, carrots, lettuce, leeks, onions, shallots, potatoes, herbs, and flowers.
The greenhouse is also a fusion garden of warm season and cool season crops. Tomatoes, peppers, summer squash, strawberries and melons are at home with onions, cabbage, carrots, beets, kohlrabi, salad mix, salad turnips, bok choi, and herbs.
Season extension is the name of the game with a greenhouse, by planting a little of all the crops we love we can get a head start on the gardening season. This greenhouse has an ongoing symphylan problem in a few spots, so when a tomato succumbed, I cut the mulch and planted a quick succession of Joi Choi in its place. No sense in crying over spilled milk, one less tomato plant in the scheme of the summer is nothing when I can grow something else in the same space.
I’m already getting a little wistful about summer being over, and it has just started. Seeing these fall brassicas getting ready for planting tells me fall will be here before I know it :( But for now, weeding is on the agenda.