Late-summer update. What?! This summer is almost over! And the garden was insane, now it is trimmed down for a fall harvest. More on that by Christmas, ha.
Since I am a blogger slacker (defined: blog whenever one wants and with the least amount of effort possible), I haven’t provided an update on the garden situation in, well, months. Honestly, every time I think I have time to blog I would rather go play in the dirt or sleep. But I promised an update, so better late than never, I suppose.
Here is a quick summary of what has occurred…
- Vegetables grew
- Some got infested with friggin Mexican bean beetles and other mystery things like root worm, white mold and some weird yellow spots on the cucumber leaves
- Some zucchini and yellow squash rotted before they could be harvested, ew
- Compost tea happened
- Vegetables got snipped, plucked and cut back
- 2,000 worms in my basement happened and I found another use for kitchen scraps
- Vegetables and herbs were harvested, rinsed, fried, dried, fermented and/or frozen
- Most importantly, vegetables were eaten, a lot
- Plans were made for a fall harvest, plants were pulled out and replanted new seeds
- The end
Ha, just kidding. There has been A LOT more to it than that. Here is a list of what we planted:
Vegetables and fruits
Pickling cucumbers and yellow cucumbers
Green leaf lettuce
Heirloom tomatoes, Rutgers tomatoes
Banana peppers, bell peppers, and another kind but I can’t remember what it is…
Sweet basil, Thai basil
So, in the spirit of laziness, I’ve decided to just share a timeline of photos and captions. Enjoy!
And now…some of the harvest in July!
Here we are mid-July, business is booming!!! Doesn’t that just look beautiful?
More from around the yard…
That’s all I have right now, folks. While we are waiting on baby #2 to join us, we are still planning the fall harvest and have replanted a bunch of stuff including kale, broccoli, lettuce, scallions, beets, carrots. Good stuff. Enjoy the rest of your summer and I’ll be back soon!