Eighty percent of the time vegetable gardens are pretty. Twenty percent they are a hot mess. The sunflowers say it best. In the inverse relationship category, the garden requires tons of work to transition from summer to fall. Seed packets are all all around the computer in piles to indicate what will be sown. Seedlings cover the garden table and potting bench. I am preoccupied with watering them, moving from shady to sunnier spots to acclimate for the open garden, and then transplanting. New mulch (wheat straw) has been bought waiting for plants to get a little bigger. We spent most of the day Sunday pulling out, weeding, digging, composting, putting in broccoli and resowing seed that fried in the hot, dry weeks we had. My cabbage seeds failed so I will cave and pay for hot house seedlings.
On the up side, we have Oakleaf, Romaine, Summer Crisp, Red Sails, and Waldmann's lettuce seedling. Kale, Russian and Ragged Jack, are getting true leaves. Curly mustard is ready for picking and eating. Turnips are small but healthy. Behold.
|I see salad in our future...|