This passed week or so the garden took off. Maybe it's the warm weather, or the rain...who knows. Friday I harvested my first bit of lettuce for our Fish Tacos, it was definitely a nice touch. Today I think I have enough out there for an entire bowl of salad...but now I want tomatoes to go with it. Oh well.
I have the entire garden now fully planned out. I know where everything is going to go, so I went ahead and bought some perennial flowers over the weekend. I'm sticking to small flowers that attract beneficial insects, and some that spread. This is alyssum pictured here to the left. I found a yellow variety, which I thought would be nice. Cosmos, zinnias and calendulas are also a pretty and beneficial flower for your veggie garden. Who says veggies can't be pretty??
Here is a shot of my cauliflower. It's growing! It's been in the ground about five weeks now, and this is the only one growing any food. I'm excited, this is the first time I've grown cauliflower. If I'm still living in this house come fall, I'm planting another crop. No brocolli yet, but I will let you know as soon as I see any growing. I'm getting worried that from here on out, it will be too warm to get any good stuff growing.
Here is a shot of my lettuce, onions, peas and kale. I think there is enough lettuce for salad now, but this is the only lettuce that managed to come up this year. I had another row that didn't do anything. I blame it on the heat wave we had a few weeks back.
My next project will be with this tire here. I have some potatoes that are ready to be put in the ground, and probably should already be in the ground.
Easy and green way to reuse tires if you have some laying around. Taters like warmth, black tires absorb heat from the sun. I've read you'll have tires full of taters if you try this method. I've also heard that brand new metal trashcans work well too. Tires are free though, so I'm sticking to the used tires. :)
Anyway, feel free to link you're own gardens, I would love to see what other people are up to. Happy gardening!