It’s the end of May, which means it’s time to pull the spring veggies out of the square foot garden and replace them with summer crops. So how did my garden do this spring? Well, I’m glad you asked!
I was able to harvest a wee head of broccoli, a cabbage (that I planted last fall!), some Red Russian kale, a few handfuls of peas, Brune d’Hiver Lettuce, and lots of alpine yellow strawberries. Everything else was a big, ginormous failure–the cruciferous veggies didn’t form heads, the snowpeas turned yellow and died, the arugula grew to be an inch high and then stayed that way. I’m thinking I need to start taking note of what works and what doesn’t and stick with winners from now on.
So spring was a little bit disappointing, but I’m moving on. Oh yes I am! I’ve planted all but a few of the summer veggies in the raised beds. Unfortunately, I’m having issues with some mysterious animal coming in every night and uprooting one or two plants–it’s creepy because whatever it is, it’s not leaving a trace. No soil disrupted, no stem left behind. I fear I may have zombie bunnies attacking my garden. It’s the only possible explanation, right? I think I’ll try starting a few plants from seed again and waiting until they’ve grown fairly large before transplanting them, since whatever this is seems to like the little seedlings better than the bigger plants.
This is the second raised bed; the cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and broccoli plants are still in it, although I will probably take them out this week because I’m sure they’ll go to seed in this heat.
…and some May flowers! The perennial garden has been out of control. Last year I was worried I didn’t buy enough plants; this year, they’re practically growing on top of each other. I’m a little bit disappointed by this because now I’ve lost my excuse to buy more plants.
Have you gotten your summer veggies planted yet? What are you growing this year?