Progress and Harvesting

Well, I now have harvested all of my radishes. I have decided not to replant them right now. My squash is claiming the radishes space in my square foot garden. I’ll let them do that for now.

My peas have died out. I harvested some before I lost them. I think it is partly my fault that they are gone. I waiting too long to put up their climbing posts. When I began to gently move them and untangle them from the other plants (to bring them up the posts a bit) I cracked the stems in many places. Then we had heat. Then we had a really rough storm. So, they are gone.

I have harvested green beans three times now. Just a handful each time. They are very good. My wife has used some of the dill or parsley. I forget which. I pulled a carrot to see how they are coming along. Still too early. Good news! The few plants that had some leaf damage have all recovered (except the peas).

I have just plotted out 2925 square feet for a new garden. This space will include the necessary walking paths. The whole of it will be fenced in, but placed within a larger yard space. I am in the process of making a list of what will be planted. I am looking at about 65 different species right now. I have a lot of research and planning to do. Who needs what sun, what soil? Who wants to be next to whom? et cetera This garden space is projected to have its first planting in the fall. Any suggestions are welcome.

Food Coming Now

Something is eating my spinach. That just gets me riled up. I really want the spinach. It is so purple and tasty looking. The peas are recovering from my having moved them and detangling them, since I didn’t put up my climbing lattice until it was too late. We picked some peas today. I’ve harvested all of my radishes. My wife cut some dill today for her homemade egg salad. As usual, my son helped me water the garden with the watering can today. I like that he is involved. Squash and carrot plants are getting huge. Beans are coming along nicely too (pole and bush). It was a good day. I cleared the beds of debris today too. Also did some airbrushing of animals and other fun stencils on the kids treehouse. I’m sunburned a little, but then I am of Welsh-Irish ancestry living in Texas. What should I expect.