Per usual, the garden has been keeping me hopping. On Independence Day, I freed the tomatoes of excess foliage, with the result that the bumblebees were better able to find the blossoms.
|Hard neck in front, soft neck in back|
|Hard red spring wheat and thornless boysenberries.|
|Onions, peppers, eggplant and beans. And one tomato.|
The strawberry and blueberry bed. I got one, just one strawberry this weekend; the slugs are getting most of them, even though they are on the straw. But we are getting all the blueberries.
New onion transplants. I moved those out of the first bed which is fallow, for the most part, so I decided to cover crop it. I'll sow buckwheat into it tonight as today is an 'above ground' day by the calendar.
And last but not least, I made seedling boxes this weekend from pallet wood and left over firring strip scraps I had lying around. The handles were extras left over from remodeling the kitchen five years ago. I think I'm rather late to be starting my fall and winter garden, but these are for my brassicas: pak choi (with which I've have zero luck so far), cabbages and kale. They'll be transplanted into the big bed after I pull all the wheat and potatoes out of it. Anyway, they're getting seeded tonight as well.
This weekend was really good and productive and all that, but we had some fun, too. One of the neighbors set up a movie screen out of sheets, two by fours, a couple of ladders and some rigging inn their backyard because they had mounted a DVD player under the corner of the roof of their deck, and they invited folks from our street over to watch Gangster Squad out in the backyard with them.
What a kick.