We put in a good work day on Sunday. Temperatures creeped into the 80s while we put in new support stakes, dug new trenches, and planted. Thom Hanks, one of Leo’s BFFs, supervised and approved of our late afternoon efforts.
Here’s what we got going on in our main plot. The tomatoes went in on Friday - Brandywine, Cherokee Purple, Green cherries. On Sunday we transplanted eggplant, Thai and sweet basil, Thai chiles and banana peppers, and also planted some bush cukes (picklemania 2011!!).
MG and I dug a couple of trenches for leeks.
Can you spot the volunteer dill? While not as robust as last year, we’re thankful they’re making a reappearance.
We’re looking forward to having a steady supply of lettuce mixes throughout the summer. There’s nothing like greens from the garden with some homemade vinaigrette.
Tomato plants and basil
B started a “zen” rock path.
Plot #2 (of 3). Yup. Waunona Gardens was generous to us this year and offered to give us two unclaimed plots. Combined, the two oddly-shaped plots roughly equals a full 20 x 20 plot. We’ll be using Plot #2 for three sisters, and more tomatoes/tomatillos. We’re also attempting to grow bitter melon so that we can cleanse our blood (as Vietnamese mothers will tell you). I picked up a couple of immature melons from the Asian market, made this, and saved the seeds. We’ll see if any bitter melons climb up the trellis.
Three Sisters mounds
Tiny Tomatillo plant
Plot #3, which is triangular shaped, is overrun with weeds at the moment. The long weekend ahead of us, which can’t come soon enough, will be a good time to tackle it and think of ways to use it. Perennial flowers, perhaps?