Tuesday, June 21, 2011

After a Week Away

Going to the garden every day is rejuvenating for me.  It never fails to clear my mind and lift my spirits.  It's also a good way to stay on top of watering, weeding and bug patrol.

After being away for a week, I was curious and anxious to see what I would find in the garden.  To my delight, I found a handful of sweet, juicy strawberries!
Now, that's what a strawberry should be!
I also found many young weeds trying to invade while they had the chance.  Too bad for them, I was in the mood for weeding.

The rest of the garden includes:



red cabbage

While things look pretty good overall, I suspect we won't have as many carrots as we did last year.  Carrots love, love, love to have plenty of moisture while they're just getting started.  Unfortunately, they just didn't get enough this spring.

Now that we've grown to love beets, I was excited to plant a whole row of them.  Seems someone else likes beets too.  There are only two or three beets standing.  The rest look like this...

Nibbled beet
Annie, a long standing, well regarded gardener, suspects that cutworms are the culprits.  

You just never know what will happen in the garden.


WolfSong said...

It's not too late to seed some extra carrots into the space you have them. I've been doing this for several years, to be sure I have an abundance of them, come the fall harvest. I find it works well!

Getty Stewart said...

Good idea, I think I'll put in some more beets too!