June 13, 2013
Greens in the garden
We went away for a long weekend and came back to a garden bursting with greens. The swiss chard above is interplanted with leeks. I chopped it down, and pulled some plants out to give the leeks more room to grow.
The other green I pulled out was the vitamin green. I had such high hopes that it would push through the bug problems but I was wrong. Or maybe I'm just too lazy to deal with all the bugs. Hole-y leaves aren't that appetizing anyways. So I pulled it all out and planted basil in it's place. I'll try planting it again later this year and keep row covers on to keep the bugs out!
We have a lot of other vegetables growing in our garden, like the scallions above. Aren't they cool looking when they emerge? Our garden neighbor is growing a lot of mesculn mix (above right). I counted at least five varieties of greens. Can you name any of them?