Today in the Garden

We had another busy day in the garden this morning, despite the overcast sky and chilly wind.

Harvesting SaladWe harvested some more salad. We pulled the last of the radishes, harvested all the corn salad (mache), harvested the little bit of good spinach and pulled the rest, and harvested the mesclun and lettuce. We got 22 oz. of salad mix today, which is worth about $14.00.

Planting PeppersWe planted peppers where the radishes, corn salad, and spinach had been. We also planted peppers in amongst the remaining salad mix and lettuce. As the peppers get bigger, we’ll pull the rest of the plants out of that area.

Planting LettuceWe planted the third section of the Salad Garden. We switched from “spring” salad varieties, to some things that will hopefully tolerate the summer’s heat a little better. We planted arugula, bull’s blood beets (for beet greens), and 3 varieties of lettuce that are more heat-tolerant: Black Seeded Simpson, Simpson Elite, and Coastal Star.

Canna BulbWe also planted canna bulbs out by the sidewalk in what we call our “lattice” garden. The cannas should be beautiful by the middle of the summer!

About Rebecca

I'm a Horticulture Educator with Sedgwick County Extension, a branch of K-State Research and Extension, located in Wichita, KS. I teach about fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Posted on May 12, 2009, in Family of 4 Garden, Working in the Garden and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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