Anyway, that's the life of a gardener in deer country I suppose. On a positive note, we've been enjoying the 'All Blue' potatoes immensely. They're just fantastic - bbq'd, roasted or boiled. I also allowed a few garlic scapes to mature and we've been opening the buds and gathering the teeny, tiny garlic cloves tucked within for salads, pasta and many other dishes. Finally, the garlic plants are beginning to brown - 2 weeks later than last year - and the harvest will most likely begin in just a week or two. I can't wait to have that space for some fall greens. It's hard to believe, but it's almost time - mizuna, mustard, lettuce, spinach, swiss chard, tatsoi and more! Plus, I need to get more carrots in too. If they don't get planted in the next two weeks, I won't have the winter bounty we love so much. So much to do, but so little time.
Here's a peek in this week's garden..
|Garden fresh potatoes - such a treat!|
|Last year's potato onions (multipliers) are flowering|
|The beans that didn't get eaten by the deer!|
|Spicy Globe Basil - so pretty and delicious|
|The Renee's Garden zinnias are beginning to open!|
|The combo of calendula, parsley, oakleaf lettuce and tomatoes|
|Pretty leaf textures - parsley and lettuce|
|My double, ruffled pansies|
|Rustic arugula flowers - from last winter's crop|
|Time to gather the chervil seeds -before they seed everywhere!|
|More chervil seed|