A Vegetable garden is hard to keep up with sometimes.
But we had massive growth in the last week. The rain has definitely helped.
Our harvest was 2 gallon size bags of greens
You can have a look back what the garden looked like a month ago here
The spinach below is ready to cut!
The sugar peas are getting taller.
The red beets almost doubled in size!
The Red Leaf Lettuce above is ready to cut also. I love the greens to be
young and tender. The Mesclun below is ready to cut also! Mesclun is an assorted
mix of lettuces that are sweet and tangy. I you look closely there is some pieces with holes
in them. That is a good sign of aphids but since it has rained the last few days we weren’t able to
spray anything to chase them away. I heard that if you put little cups of beer that are set inside
a little hole in the ground to keep it from falling over, it will chase away the aphids. Sometimes
if you wait, ladybugs or other beneficial insects will come along and keep the aphids under control.
I proudly present my first salad fresh from the vegetable garden!
It’s not huge because we still have some salad in the
fridge from the grocery store. In the next day or two
if we want young leaves in our salad we should cut it
all. We do have children who all eat salad so a few bags
of salad of great treat and a little savings on the grocery bill.
The good part is the leaves will keep coming up for a
while so we better plan a few salad meals for this week.