This will be (I hope) a quick update for this year’s Square Foot Garden. Several Sundays ago, I planted onion sets, basil, and spinach. The basil and spinach haven’t made an appearance—and I’m beginning to give up on it. I think I’ll have to replant. The onions are going like gangbusters, though:
There are a few bare spots where either the onions haven’t come up yet or aren’t going to. My neighbor gave me some more the other day so I could fill in those spots with them.
Last Sunday, I was finally able to set out the romaine plants that had been hardening off for, definitely, long enough:
I need to clean the leaves that are lying down and will do that this coming Sunday if the rain that is predicted lets up long enough. It tried to rain today but never really got a round tuit. I don’t know where all the male mosquitoes are coming from. I don’t have any standing water outside.
There’s one lone tomato plant that hasn’t been planted yet. I forgot to take its picture so I went out after dark (just a few minutes ago) and took it. Something was walking around in the woods so I didn’t linger to get a better shot.
And now for a couple of plants that aren’t part of the Square Foot Garden but they are edibles.
First is my mint. There’s lots more but this was the most photogenic so far:
It makes a very nice addition to a banana/blueberry/spinach smoothie. I have to remember that a little goes a long way.
And now something that I’ve read is edible though I’ve never tried it—Hen & Chickens:
If you have eaten it, let me know and tell me how it should be fixed. Can it be eaten as a raw food or does it have to be cooked? Share!
That’s the sum total, so far, of my gardening efforts for this season. I talked to my neighbor last Sunday and again today about building two 4’x8′ boxes just below the clothesline. She said she’d get the materials soon and bill me for them later. I got out the weed barrier I’ve had since last summer and I may have to rethink the size. I think it’s 3′ wide instead of 4′. It’s 24′ long, though, so maybe it could be pieced. We’ll see.
Stay tuned, folks! There’s more to follow!