The garden is well on its way to realizing its full potential. One of my earlier goals for 2007 was to increase the garden size, which has been a success, though I’m already thinking of expanding. Here’s the latest on what’s growing.
On the left are miniature white cucumbers that will be working their way up the outdoor shower enclosure. On the right is the first bed I put in back in November. This was the one when tested, showed few nutrients and the carrots and beets have been floundering since November. I’m surprised they didn’t rot away. Anyhow, this is the hodge-podge bed of purple potatoes, chanterey carrots, garlic, lisbon onions, bull’s blood beets and thyme, all planted a bit too close together.
Bed 2 (L) consist of Bright Breakfast Radish started from seed, American Spinach from seed and (3) broccoli plants from my neighbor. I’m trying the square foot method of gardening in this bed, which makes for tidier looking plants. Bed 3 (R) has Rosa Bianca Eggplants (seed) and Bee Balm in the front (nursery), and Bloody Butcher (seed) and Yellow Pear Tomatoes (seed) at the rear.
Bed 4 (L) has the same tomatoes as bed 3, Eggplant, Rosemary and Sweet Red Peppers, both of these from a nursery. In the far corner are (2) Romaine babies in one of the EarthBoxes. Final, the second harvest, a handful of spinach and a radish. I can’t show you the first harvest because we ate it already. It was a handful of radishes eaten last night with this delightful butter and cream cheese concoction that you see in the corner. Also in the garden but not ready for a photo-op are Arizona Cantelopes, Black Beauty Squash and another tomato plant in the Topsy Turvy, a gift from T. All the new beds are a mixture of peat moss, topsoil and predominantly mushroom compost from Thos. Stein’s.