Before our Bend trip last week, I thought I’d better get out there and see what is ready to eat! I also was looking forward to using my new harvest basket that I found in an antique store recently :)
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I figured my mom and the kids (kids being optional ;) could use them up while we were away. I harvested the following veggies-
3 kinds of tomatoes- ‘Beefsteak’, ‘New Girl’ and ‘Golden Nugget’
Beets and their greens- ‘Bull’s Blood’
Carrots- ‘Parisian Market’ these are now finished up!
Green beans- ‘Blue Lake 274’ Bush
Mini eggplant- ‘Hansel’_
Lettuce- ‘Red Sails’ although this lettuce was bitter- it was the only one, out of the four I had left, that hadn’t gone to seed, but it’s time was up anyway (it being very early morning when I harvested)
Not too bad considering I’ve had to go out of town a bit this year! I’ve hinted here and there that we are moving so more trips out of town are planned and the garden will be a little neglected this year. With a move in our future, I may pull a lot and cover everything with a cover crop or a plastic mulch- so the next gardeners will have nice soil to plant in :). Selling the house will be difficult and I can only hope that gardeners will buy it!
Starting over is a bit scary too- what kind of soil will I have to work with? How big an area? All questions that will soon be answered. Notice I didn’t include what kind of house, or what size kitchen? He he!
It will be an adventure starting from scratch. My current garden took all 8 years to get the soil how it needed to be, the layout how I wanted it, etc. I’m hoping with all my experimenting in this garden that the plan I have on what to do first in our new home will run a little smoother- I can only hope!
No worries, I’ll keep everyone posted!