I try to take some time off from work around this time of year to devote to planting the garden for the season. It allows me to enjoy the planting process and not feel as though I need to rush to “get the garden in.”
Even though I was on vacation, there wasn’t much rest and relaxation last week with so much to do in the garden. The week began hot and humid, but gradually became more comfortable for working outside. There were a few showers here and there during the week, but it was mostly warm and sunny. I couldn’t have asked for more perfect weather. As of Friday, the garden was officially “in.”
It looks like the pole beans will emerge today:
Early in the week, the trellises were put up, solar mulch laid, and Kentucky Wonder and Purple Trionfo Pole Beans were seeded:
Tomato overflow bed was planted:
Squash transplanted into the new bed. By August, this corner of the garden will be filled with vines:
Extra onions were transplanted on the other side of the new bed and the rest was seeded with some bush beans and beets. Hopefully, these will finish up by the time the squash needs to stretch their vines.
Now that the temperatures have cooled down a bit, I have pulled out the remainder of the frozen tomatoes from last year to thaw and make into sauce. Earlier in the week, I made a batch of salsa with frozen tomatoes, Jalapeno, and fresh green garlic. I had to purchase peppers and onions though. Hopefully this batch will last us until the garden produces more.