This post contains affiliate links. If you buy through these links, I may earn a small commission.
Here, finally, are a few pictures of what is happening in the garden. I’m almost finished planting – just waiting for some hotter temperatures before planting some beans in the garden.
On the far left is the Asparagus – we ended up having to put down black plastic in order to help keep the weeds down. On the left side of the gate is the Potato patch. I’ve planted some Fingerlings (also known as Bananas), Chieftains, Russets, Cariboo, a few Yukon Gold and a few Purple potatoes. I also put in a row of Bounty Peas in to grow up the fence.
On the right, there is 2 rows of Carrots, 2 rows of Onions, 1 row of Spinach, 1/2 row of Radish and 1/2 row of Swiss Chard.
A couple of days ago, I transplanted the red and green Cabbage, Broccoli and Cauliflower plants out. I gave them a good watering afterwards and so far, they seem to be settling in.
The lower part of the garden still has a lot of Fall Rye growing. Since we’re not going to be planting food in these sections this year, we will start piling composted manure on the area. We will probably work the weedeater over the Rye first. Or we’ll just seed more Rye on top of the manure. Fall Rye is one of our very best Green Manures, wonderful to use on fallow parts of your Garden.
If you’re looking to improve your soil during the hotter months of the year, also consider Buckwheat. Buckwheat is a very fast growing Green Manure or table grain.
The Garlic bed is looking pretty good. The plants look really sturdy and I’ve weeded the bed three times so far.
Since we have quite a large pile of sawdust from Graham’s wood milling, I’ve laid out the main Garden pathway with a thick layer of it.