|~ fingerling potatoes & garlic ~|
For the most part, I just wandered around deadheading, pulling grass & checking out each area of the garden to see what's happening.
In one of my veggie beds - the 'herb' bed, I noticed the garlic was starting to fall over. Now, I'm still new to growing garlic & I think it's been in the ground for almost 2 years. I recall planting my first garlic in the wrong season & have since lost track of it all.
So I decided to just dig them all up & see what they look like. I don't have a photo of my ending harvest, but I was rather pleased. The ones in the bowl above are the smallest bulbs & will be eaten pretty much right away. The rest I scrubbed off the dirt & attempted to tie my first garlic braid & will hopefully be able to replant again this fall.
|~ pea trellis ~|
Last week I removed the netting from the pea trellis bed - the peas were getting tangled in the net & were being bent. I decided to brave the deer browsing & just let the peas be free - so far, so good!
I harvested a good sized handful, which the husband also enjoyed with dinner. I have peas growing in large pots on the deck & have them supported with tomato cages - just noticed they are also starting to produce too.
I'm glad I didn't build the trellis much higher - I'd not be able to reach the top! Now, to see if the other beds with trellis built for the runner beans will produce the same - am still having issues with pill bugs munching down the newly emerging plants...
|~ jungle greenhouse ~|
I've also got Bull's Horn peppers in pots (some were supposed to have been planted in the ground, but I ran out of space in here), but I thought I would tuck them down along the front edge of the bed - ease of watering & maybe to help hide the peppers from aphids...
I still have loads of lettuce & other greens down around the 'maters & I'm hoping the cilantro I planted will make an appearance soon.
I'll be honest - my greenhouse is quite different than what other people use or have. If it's a sunny or just a warm day, I pop open the door. I like to let in the insects - pollinators & predators are welcome! And I don't like to have it too steamy - means I have to go in & water more frequently. The tomatoes don't seem to mind either.
|~ harvest potential ~|
I have some tomatoes that I'm keeping in the 1 gallon pots for the season. I figured that with a containment on container size, they would stay small & produce early. We shall see...
They are currently going along with that theory & have a few small tomatoes starting to develop.
I might just grow them this way from now on if this works. The monsters I had last year didn't produce & required too much attention. I'm becoming a very lazy gardener & it seems to be paying off!