May 23, 2011
Bedspace and Daydreaming...
First, here's the shirt!
I didn't finish Finn's shirt (haven't even started it!), but it's okay because when I checked the kids' calendar I found out that it's only Loch's class doing Hawaiian Day and not the whole school. I had to promise Finn I would still do it soon, though.
Today's harvest was pretty standard for the season, more peas and lettuces.
The snap peas are still coming, but there are no new blossoms on the snow peas, so I ripped them out and sent them to the compost bin today. I might add the heat index is now in the lower 90's so their time was limited anyways, I'm already more than pleased at the pea harvest this year.
Above, before the snow peas came out, below after... it looks so bare! The peppers and beans that are also in that bed I'm sure are happier now to have more sun.
This brings me to now... I've been sitting at my desk looking at my seeds and surfing the web and trying to figure out what to grow there. I am surprised that I seemed to have found myself with a little space to try something new if I want, oh the decisions! I planted much more intensely this year, and have already planned for a 2nd crop of bush beans in the other pea bed when they come out, so what to do? I'll probably dwell on this all night until I find I have wasted 12 hours on deciding what to plant in a 1x8 space in a bed, and end up putting some more boring bush beans or something there!
One thing I am not going to plant there: weird dogs or weird carrots! I washed this carrot up and threw it on top of hubby's salad he took to work today so he can amaze his friends and co-workers, haha!
So what would YOU plant if you found yourself with a little bit of extra space in your garden and you already had your regular things going? I thought about chickpeas but then looked them up and saw they have like one per pod... can you imagine the labor involved there LOL? I'll stick to the health foods store bin for those.