|Nasturtiums in the salad|
|Covered winter roots in the summer|
The big bed currently has new beets and leeks in it; I'll replace the beets with lettuces once they are ready. The other side of the big bed currently has garlic and more volunteer potatoes. I swear potatoes are the gift that keep on giving. I think the only way to not have potatoes in the same place year after year is to turn pigs out on it, which is exactly how I'll manage one day. In the meantime though, I'm leaving the potatoes for their 'free food' factor, and they'll come out at the end of July ready or not when I harvest the garlic. At that time, Lord willing and the crik don't rise, I'll put metal ribs and plastic on that bed and finally get around to building my greenhouse. Well, the ribs and ends will be built; the plastic probably won't go on until the end of September or early October. The leeks will then be protected against frost this winter, and I'll plant lettuces and chard in there as well. I discovered that the chard will go all winter if you keep it covered.
We are currently harvesting (and eating!) beets, blueberries, cabbage, cucumbers, kale, lettuces, nasturtium flowers, radishes, rutabaga leaves, strawberries, turnips and zucchini. The carrots, cauliflower, and potatotes are almost ready.
Hopefully the hot weather won't croak my garden.