Lettuce

We are starting to get some nice garden produce already. Our lettuce is bountiful, and tonight we enjoyed both English peas and sugar snap peas. Fresh off the vine, they were delicious

Here is a picture of the  wild volunteer lambs quarter in the garden-I used some in our first garden salad. It has a spinach-ey flavor.

Lambsquarter

Of our three garden beds, two are thriving, the third isn’t doing so well. It’s amazing how a small difference in soil can make or break a garden’s health.

Bed 1: carrots, peas & beans

Bed 1: carrots, peas & beans

bed2

2nd bed: lettuce, cilantro, green onions, & Brussels sprouts

Though I started with generally the same soil, in the third bed, I didn’t quite get enough sand and mulch mixed in. So it’s got too much clay, and holds water too well. Many seedlings perished from a night when we accidentally flooded it. The rest-parsley, carrots, chives and beans- are struggling along. I think they may do ok as the summer progresses, but they definitely are not as well-off as the carrots and beans in the other beds!

bed3

Poor 3rd bed: barely started

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