Thursday, August 11, 2011

U Shaped Log Garden Grows Food

The garden in mid June

The new garden did/is doing very well.

Peas thrived, although we know to construct a taller trellis next year for them. Sugar Snap peas can grow 6 feet tall!

The greens supplied fresh salads regularly. Arugula, Red Deer Tongue and Red Salad Bowl Lettuces looked beautiful around the inside of the U for easy harvesting. To cut salad greens I use a knife, and leave the baby leaves about 3/4 of an inch from the ground to grow back. I do 3 cuttings max because the greens tend to get bitter after that.

The New Zealand spinach is really starting to take off now. Seems to love the heat of summer.

2 comments:

prepster411 said...

I love your garden. I'm into a lot of the same stuff: vermiculture, permaculture, gardening, regenerative living etc. I'm going to link your blog on my site. I love the pictures.

bonnie scott said...

Thanks! Your blog is interesting as well and I'll be taking some more time to read a bit more that I find on it. I see you do canning, and that is something I want to learn more about.