I don’t have a large variety planted this year. My official garden has limited space. It’s only about 8’x 14’. It’s in transition from cool weather crops to summer veggies. Throughout most of it, my rows go across the width.
One corner of that is a patch of volunteer cannas. It was unplanned, but looks nice in the summer and doesn’t really need watering or special care. So, I leave that part as is. The rest of that last section is solid bed of multi varieties of lettuces. Anything except iceberg style. They’ve been going strong for a few months, but their urge to bolt will soon end their season for us. That is one crop we all wish could be grown throughout summer. It has provided us with a quick, colorful, and tasty completion to many meals.
Going inward from there, I planted a block of peanuts on the 7th. I was very surprised that it only took them 4 days to get their heads above ground. Most were already sprouting when I shelled them. They have a long season before maturity, and will probably occupy that space until at least the end of August.
Next along is a double row containing 7 variously colored bell pepper plants and one ghost pepper. Sideways between the peppers are short rows of bush green beans. I think the beans will be done before the peppers get huge. I’ll just cut them down and leave them for mulch.
Following that is a raised row of what remains of the beets. I’m thinking of putting in some more cukes when those get pulled. Possibly some crookneck squash.
The next to the last row is also raised. Most of that is the last of the pak choi and Napa cabbage. The rest is bush style yellow string beans. The choi and cabbages solidly fill their area, but will come out soon because they’ve already lasted longer than I expected. Have to decide what to put in their place.
The final wide raised row is a thick stand of spinach on one end. It contains a row of 3 week old corn down each side. Throgh the middle are bush style purple string beans. I don’t usually bother with corn because it’s so much trouble keeping it watered for the amount we get compared to the space it takes. This is just enough to use for a meal or two for the family. I figured it didn’t really take up much space this way, since it was being utilized by the beans and spinach, anyway.
That’s my “official” garden space during this transition season. I have few hundred square feet of unofficial and newly created planting areas scattered around that are easier to describe that I can tell about later.
Maybe someday I can get the kids to snap a few pics and post them for me.
What veggies are you growing? Got pics?