broccoli late poppies flower torture dill head helping cabbage in mid july cabbage in late july thinning carrots on a mission
This summer has been a lucky one for our little garden. At the risk of tooting our own cornucopia, we've been enjoying tons of greens, chard and kale, radishes, peas, onions, cucumbers, squash, broccoli, carrots, cabbage... and we are just now starting to have ripe tomatoes, giant sunflowers, and the beginnings of brussel sprouts and winter squash. After last year's modest show this is pretty exciting stuff! The one failure was our beets which I once again attempted to interplant with broccoli. I guess I don't space the broccoli rows far enough but they became too large and swallowed up the marble sized mini-beets.
Little Smith loves the garden plot and we try to go early or late in the day so he isn't roasting in the sun. We planted tall sunflowers around his little sandbox (which is actually a wood-chip box because we were worried about animals with the sand) and they are finally providing a bit of shade. I imagined that he would happily sit digging in his little box but instead he rules the whole plot... marching around and pulling peas or carrots to eat like a giant open buffet. He definitely has eaten his pound of dirt this year!
I feel like I'm pressing my luck asking for more with all these garden riches, but the one thing that will make be super duper happy is some winter squash. Each year we look like we're going to get a great batch and then we get some kind of dry white fungus that sweeps everything away before it can really produce. We already have some pretty good sized butternut squash so I'm crossing everything I can that this is our year. Come on squash, you can do it!