A Quick Veggie Garden Update

Well, it has been an interesting week with the veggie garden! I seem to have turned the bunny off with my little plastic dollar store fence (best $14 I ever spent!). He was hanging out last night while we had dinner, and just kept hoping around the back of the yard, ignoring the garden! Success!

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The polar spinach just starting to bolt
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The viking spinach bolted like crazy, it was nearly 2 feet tall!

My spinach also bolted, which means it grew super fast due to the heat, and started flowering/seeding. So it had to be pulled. At first I thought it was only the viking spinach I had planted, but once I got out there, I realised the polar spinach had also started to bolt. I’m a little disappointed, as we didn’t even get to enjoy that much of it. But apparently this is a common problem with spinach, and with our hot and humid weather this past week, it’s not surprising it happened. I’ll try planting more near the end of the summer, for a nice fall harvest.

In its place, I planted more carrot seeds, since they are doing very well right now. I also planted more green beans. The bunny made a nice snack of my previous sprouts, but those seem to be growing again, and producing new leaves. I have no idea if they will produce beans, so just to be safe, I planted more.

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New growth on the bean plants that the bunny ate. I’m so curious to see if they will produce beans.

We have also had a nice steady supply of lettuce, and enjoying it on sandwiches and in small salads.

After a weekend of rain the turnips and green onions are even bigger! I might be able to harvest some of those in the next couple days. All you smell as you approach the garden, are the turnips!

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