Happy Monday! Last week we did a lot of observing in the garden and I did a lot of regretting. I really regretted not planting any lettuces when I saw all of the bounty my fellow urban gardeners were bringing in. But maybe once I finally get the soil in the raised bed I can plant some there before the heat gets to be too much in SoCal.
Our harvest this week included 4 Tonda di Parigi Carrots (a petite sized round carrot we grew in containers), more peas (our plants are just about done and we need to just rip them out), and 3 1/2 oz of little Fairy Tale Eggplants.
I decided to conduct a bug search this Saturday since some critter was nibbling on my broccoli leaves. What I found was nature doing it's thing. A caterpillar entrapped in a spiders web and the spider hiding behind him after having taken a couple of nibbles our of him. I just left him to his dinner and help looking for others.
|Unfortunately you can't see the spider hiding out. But this fat guy was making himself at home in my broccoli.|
|My earliest Cherokee Purple is really starting to change colors....soon!|
And for some reason the favas just keeled over. Seriously, just flopped over. The stems feel strong and it was too early in the morning for the boys to have done them in, so I am confused by what happened. I just tied them up to some bamboo and metal garden stakes and hope this helps. They are scrawny and only just starting to bulk up.
The smart pots we filled with red potatoes and my green zebra seedling finally got a home. I can't wait to see how each does in the new smart pots. They are some what uglier than a traditional pot, so I hid them by the fence.
And because I am just so amazed that it is actually growing, the sorrel again. We haven't picked any yet, no time to look up recipes to try out in the kitchen.
Now I'm off to go and fight with the pre-schooler about waking up and going to school. Happy gardening all!