I made Sweet and Sour Chard from Simply in Season one night this week. The Grown Ups liked it. The Little's did not. It was beautiful in the pan, though.
Rainbow swiss chard is ready for harvest and should delight us all summer long. This is the center stem of the plant.
The babiest of baby carrots all washed up after thinning the carrot rows. These babies pack a pungent punch!
The baby beets that come as a result of thinning are so beautiful they needed to become a bouquet. I have several varieties growing and they are so yummy as babies. The greens are wonderful steamed, too.
A 2ft. wide bed in front of the play area houses the vining plants like yellow summer squash, cucumber and cantaloupe. They are now crawling up tomato cages to keep them contained. The green sprouting things in the front of the beds are garlic. A new plant for me! Right now I have hundreds of babies on the vining plants and I think we will have an abundant harvest.
I had two carrots come back from last year. I decided to let one of them go to seed and see what happens. Carrots produce seed the second year after over wintering and this was learned by total accident, so if I get seed it will be serendipitous indeed. The flowers are beautiful, though!
Basil, lettuce and the devoured cabbage before I pulled it and fed it to the compost. This is the narrow 1 foot wide bed that sits behind our patio.
Potato rows. There are four varieties growing here. These plants are double this size and covered in flowers. The yukons golds are giving us babies!! I harvested 6 just yesterday and decided to wait on the rest until after next week.
Pea trellises. We got the peas in too late to see much harvest. Plus this method of tepees did not work at the farm garden like it works in my square foot gardens. We will need to revamp for next year.