I'm pleased to report that things are going remarkably well on the garden front. For the past few years, I've had community garden plots which are great for purposes of growing space and peeking at what other people are up to, but less good for things like remembering to water and weed in a timely fashion. Now that my garden is right in my own backyard, I can easily pull a few weeds or plant a handful of seeds whenever I'm out back with the dog, and things are looking pretty fancy.
And, the plants are now at the point where I can go out with a pair of scissors and snip off some sprigs of parsley or cilantro when I'm making dinner, or harvest a basket of baby kale for salad making.
At the moment, here's what is in the ground:
parsley :: cilantro :: tomoatoes :: jalapenos :: potatoes :: lettuce :: kale :: bush beans :: shell peas :: basil :: tomatillos :: sweet potatoes :: carrots :: celery :: asparagus :: beets :: mesclun mix :: sweet dumpling squash :: cucumbers :: zuchinni :: bell peppers ::
My beets, for whatever reason, are the one thing not thriving. The leaves have been yellowing and then wilting, turning sort of mushy, then dying. I've done a bit of research, but haven't been able to figure out what is going on. If you've got any ideas about what might be happening, please let me know!