Well, the days are already getting shorter, time for an update. We have been harvesting a lot of lettuce, basil, peas, and kale, but there is still so much left to harvest. I will try to space the planting of lettuce better going forward so that we do not have too much at one time. We have been busy with high school graduation and guests for the past three weeks, so I was happy to spend some time this weekend before the rain started in earnest, to fill another two garden frames with soil and transplant the cherry tomatoes. Below are some progress photos taken June 22 to show how things are filling in.
Frame by frame, we have the original lettuce and kale frame bursting at the seams, but providing delicious salad greens and smoothie makings.
The second frame is something of a hodgepodge. It became a holding area for garlic and onions brought over from our previous garden as well as strawberries rescued from the area where we laid the new garden frames, and a place to put cherry tomatoes until another frame became available. Also, included are plantings of cilantro, parsley, lettuce, beets and carrots.
The third frame is a more traditional square-foot layout with lettuce in the corners and alternating beet and carrot squares. In the middle are several chard.
Next, we have a container of basil which is growing new sprouts exponentially as we pick the tops. I believe that we have enough to make some pesto. Finally, the container which started with peas and now includes two large tomato plants.