Planting for Summer Harvest

I’ve had a tough time saying goodbye to my greens, but it’s time.  We still have red kale and swiss chard and a little lettuce (butter mostly).  I harvested kohlrabi and lots of peas.  the kohlrabi is pictured below.  This is another vegetable I grew up eating.  It looks like a root vegetable, but it grows above the ground, and is more like a swollen stem.  It’s in the cabbage family.  The flesh is pale yellow, and the taste is similar to broccoli stem, but milder and sweeter.  The leaves are also delicious.  Cook them like you would any green.

All the summer seeds and plants went in,  beans, tomatoes, peppers, squash, melons, and okra.  Luckily we had enough cages to put over the plants because the deer fence isn’t up yet, and Don’s still working on laying the drip system down.  He’s working on the plumbing for the rainwater harvesting tanks to water the garden, so that will be a post for another time.

It would be so nice if our weather would stay like it is.  I’m going to do my best to remember what it looks like right now, so it will carry me through the summer.  Below are some more pictures of things to love about spring.  I re-purposed an old bed spring to use for a trellis for the coral honeysuckle.  Hover your mouse on the pictures to see the names.