I started seeds with great enthusiasm back in late February, early March ... and then it was over. Here, you can see that the main garden, save one lonely artichoke plant, is totally gone. The tomatoes, tomatillos, peppers, beans, etc.
Well, hey, I love hummus. Who doesn't? So one day, I had this great idea: I can grow it in my garden!
With our unusually cool Pacific Northwest summer, it's been a great season for lettuce, kale, cabbage and other cool-weather plants. This is my second cabbage harvest and I just had to show it to you ... and show you what I did with it ....
As my beautiful white picket fence has finally aged to the point where it is no longer stable, I have removed it from the garden and made plans to convert the large garden bed into a long series of raised beds.
Here are the first to come out of the garden - this photo is a week or two old at this point but I've been so busy .... the first of these will go into my dehydrator to make zucchini chips.
And no shortage of weeds, either. Here you can see three photos that show how I spent my July 4th weekend ... Friday, the Crop Circle garden was covered in weeds up to eight inches tall.
Holy cow, some of the leaves are approaching three feet wide! The stalks are two feet in length and a delicious shade of red.
This is the third year for this horseradish. It is coming back strong and is very pretty. I grow horseradish in pots as it is very invasive in the garden. Simply order a root, stick it in a pot, fertilize and mulch and you are on your way.
For those of you who have ordered plants, I have several tables like this set up, plus many more in the greenhouse. If you haven't started your seeds yet, NOW is the time! Start your tomatoes and peppers, along with kale, salad greens, etc.
I just love it when the greenhouse is all cleaned out and it's ready for the new season. Yesterday, I did the last bit of cleaning, got all the pots and trays ready, loaded up bags and bags of Miracle Gro, and swept smooth the pea gravel.