Since my last update, we have harvested the broccoli and salad greens to make room for summer crops. The cabbage fell victim to the caterpillars of cabbage white butterflies — next year, I think I will grow them under hoops with row cover fabric to keep the butterflies from laying eggs on them. But in all, the spring garden was a success!
I have twenty tomato plants in the garden — Beefsteak, Cherokee Purple, Black Krim, Green Zebra, Sun Sugar, and Yellow Brandywine. I also have bell peppers, sweet cherry peppers, and a variety of hot peppers (Thai, jalapeño, habañero, cayenne, and ancho). I have planted a good-sized patch of basil, some swiss chard, and a patch of mixed bush beans (green, yellow wax, and purple-podded). I also put in hills of zucchini, yellow crookneck squash, and decorative mini-pumpkins. Kohlrabi will be harvested this week — a toad likes to hang out in the shade of its leaves, but I suspect he’ll find the nearby beans a suitable substitute. Several Straight Eight cucumbers are coming up around the trellis, under which a four foot long black rat snake was basking in the sun earlier this week. The onions are still going strong — we’re harvesting some fat spring onions to grill and waiting for larger bulbs. A cricket frog makes its home in the grass near the onions. Ah, the joys of the late spring garden, bursting with life and possibilities!
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This post is linked up to the every-other-week Saturday Garden Journal hosted by Small Things — wander over to see what other folks are growing!