There are tiny little carrot plants up, as well as onions, peas, beans, squash, cucumbers, melons and more greens! Many of the squash and tomato transplants will remain a mystery until they bear fruit, thanks to a little helper who decided that none of the labels were in the right pots.
We've been able to enjoy the first harvest of the year: arugula and radishes. I was beginning to think that perhaps I planted more arugula than we would eat, but now I'm thinking that I didn't plant enough! We've picked an entire raised bed clean this week. I will share some of what we've been doing with it Saturday. Thankfully the spinach is almost ready to eat which will allow the arugula time to produce again. My son has been enjoying pulling radishes all by himself, washing them and then munching on them as he walks around and takes stock of the garden as my official assistant.
Here is how our garden is growing this week (you can check out last week here):
Arugula baby greens - our first harvest.
Radishes called 'French Breakfast'.
Scarlet Runner beans to trellis up.
Spinach. We have a second planting at our community garden. Perhaps next week I will remember to take my camera out there.
Red onions tucked in a corner.
Cucumbers are up. Our pepper plants have been moved to a more sheltered location.
Popping up here is a heritage variety of peas called Blue Podded Peas. It grows upwards of five feet and has beautiful purple-blue flowers and blue pods. This is my second year growing it - it's lovely.
Tiny little strawberries are forming.