Kim’s Veggie Garden: Summer Planting
This past week I did NOT blanche my celery, instead I harvested two plants to see how they would taste. They were very “green” tasting but that did not bug me one bit. There’s still 4 more celery plants to harvest yet. It looks as of the center stalks get very large and there are lots of little skinny stalks around it. At this piont the celery is shin height so I don’t want to wait much longer to pull them out.
The best way to use celery fast in my opinion is to add them into your green juices. The last two batches I drank up each morning with a peach, lemon, mint, basil and kale.
The garden was looking a bit wooly with the broccoli and lettuce still there. At this point they’re flowering and done for the season. So I took the hoe and turned over the soil around all the plants to kill off weeds, pulling out the larger ones and throwing into compost. Then I ripped out the old plants and added more new summer plants.
Garden with New Plantings
Pre broccoli and lettuce removal
Since I removed a fair amount of plants I added a spaghetti squash, two sweet potato plants (I have no idea how to grow them yet lol): purple and orange, and pole beans.
The rest of my garden is blooming. I have flowers and buds on my eggplant, tomato plants, pepper plants, zucchini, eggplant and brussel sprouts. I even pulled out an onion just to get a pulse on what’s going on under ground with my root veggies. They’re about silver dollar sized at this point.
This warmer and sunshine-y weather has been helpful for my garden. It’s not as wet and overwatered. My hope is to harvest veggies this month yet! Usually all my veggies hold out producing until July.
There really is nothing like fresh veggies from your own garden!
What’s growing in your garden?