Happy Tuesday, Garden Buddies! I hope you all had a productive week last week as we sure did. Despite rain and wind, a 5th birthday for my baby, and my husband focused mostly on our passive house build, I managed to load and haul three dump trailer loads of mulch – that’s an accomplishment for me since I don’t normally run the tractor or tow with our truck!
We continue to harvest greens from my garden! I’ve got tons of lovely spinach (from leftover Amsterdam Prickly Seeded Spinach seeds from last year’s Baker Creek Seeds order), and I’m picking romaine lettuce leaves to add to our salad as well. I’ve got a lovely volunteer lettuce plant in my potato bed that I’m just waiting a couple more days to harvest. I love this Forellenschluss lettuce I bought last year from Baker Creek.
I was also able to mulch my potato patch and tomatoes; install trellis and plant cucumber seeds (I’m taking my garden more vertical this year in an attempt to free up more space); and weed a good portion of the onions and garlic and strawberries.
My one garden conundrum is my flowering broccoli raab. I’ve never grown broccoli raab before and am confused as to why it has flowered already! What’s up? Have any of you every grown broccoli raab before??
This week, I need to plant my Three Sisters Garden and the last of my companion plants, as well as continue to weed and mulch. My carrots are disappearing under weeds and my peas would benefit from some weeding as well. I’m also building tomato cages and working on my berry batch.
And that’s my garden update for the week! Let’s get the party started!
Tuesday Garden Party – Garden Inspiration for 5/26/2015
It’s Tuesday and time for the Garden Party! Read on to link up your garden inspired posts – recipes, diy, tutorials, and tips & tricks! If you don’t have posts to link up, come keep reading for a big dose of garden inspiration!
From your host this week, Jami @ An Oregon Cottage:
We’ve had a couple weeks of cloudy and rainy weather, which is more typical of our Pacific Northwest springs than the dry, warmer weather we had through April. Flowers are blooming, the first strawberries ripened (but sadly were a bit flavorless from all the rain), and my containers will be planted this weekend with purple, pink and white color spots. We are harvesting lettuce (and more lettuce…), chard, green onions (I just pull the smaller onions to make way for the others to grow bulbs and these are our ‘green onions’), and asparagus. The peas are blossoming, so any day I’m looking for the snow peas first and then the snaps.
The cole crops and tomatoes are LOVING their covers, growing like crazy even with our cooler weather, and I will start hardening off the peppers to plant next week (it’s supposed to warm up, so the timing should be good). Planting the warm weather seeds (zucchini, beans, corn, and pumpkins) is all that’s left for the summer garden!
What are you guys harvesting now?
Check out these features from last week’s party:
1. Wonderful garden tour: the view, the garden rooms, the sheds…sigh @This Green Life
2. 10 Garlic Scape Recipes @Grow A Good Life
3. Using live plants inside @Chateau Chic
4. Incredible Gerbera Daisy photos @Gentle Joy Photography
5. How to Reuse Old Potting Soil (I do this every year, too) @1929 Charmer Cottage
Can’t wait to see what you have for us this week!
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