My garden, 2 months after planting. Today is the first day of summer, and a perfect day for planting and for photos. I added more spinach, peas, carrots and beets.
The potato plants are huge. I hope that means we'll get lots of potatoes. The broccoli is huge too, but so far the size of the head on each plant is equal to one bite!
there are still gaps in the garden where more successions of the same plants will be planted/seeded. That way we can eat all summer & fall, not have it all harvested at once.
Lettuce couldn't be happier. Spinach is sprouting too. We had 2 different salads for dinner yesterday, just to keep on top of the lettuce situation! Just the savings on lettuce and spinach alone should pay for the cost of building the garden beds. I have wasted so much overpriced bagged salad over the years. Not to mention the waste of throwing away unused lettuce.
I planted lots of beets, for the greens and the roots. I'm not sure why I planted turnips. None of us really like them, and according to all the companion planting guides, turnips don't like ANY other plants. Next year instead of turnips I'll grow kale. And more cucumbers.
The topsy turvy tomatoes are a hoot. From the moment they were planted, they've tried to grow upright, and this one is doing a bang up job of it. The other 2 don't seem so confused. I wonder what will happen when the tomatoes start to weigh it down?