I returned to a bone dry community garden that I hardly recognized as it had grown so much! And so many weeds. I had weeded before I left and did not expect to see so many pigweed, lambsquarters, crabgrass, chickweed, plantain, etc, etc.
My escarole frisee was so pretty when I left and I thought a week would make it perfect. Here’s the pretty photo:
When I got back – one week later – it had bolted to 4 feet high! If I had the space to spare, I would have let it go and collected the seed.
Here’s the bed after I quickly pulled it. Much of it I saved for salads, but there was lots to go to the compost bin.
My potatoes were through blooming and looking really good. (Where did the potato beetles go? I released bean beetle wasps a couple weeks ago – I wonder if they got the potato beetles too?)
My tomatoes are still small but growing (along with the weeds…)and the lettuce underplanting.
My squashes are just starting to grow and need to be trained up the trellis.
I did this and they are off to a good start.
Lots of other things are looking really good too. Its so nice to be back.