|Peas, onions and some carrots|
Since we got back from Old Harbor I've been doing a lot of weeding in the garden. This year in anticipation of being gone so much I really simplified the garden. I planted very few things and what I did plant does not need much maintenance. And I am happy to report that the garden is doing GREAT. In years past I remember that things were barely growing by this date. And last year it was a weedy mess.
Radishes have turned out to be a great addition to the garden. I actually do not like radishes and only planted them because they grow quickly and I wanted something to grow quick to please the kids. And the kids (especially Stuey) have loved harvesting the radishes. And I have been pleasantly surprised at how much I like radish greens. Also I made really simple 'refrigerator' pickles out of the radishes and they taste GREAT. Basically I just created a 'man recipe' (ie completely improvised) and put coriander and fennel seeds, salt and some sugar in a jar with sliced radishes and then topped it up with apple cider vinegar. They turned out excellent. Patrick
|Lettuce, carrots, radishes (mostly harvested) and some swiss chard|
|Partially mulched potatoes and newly planted kale|