Can anyone tell me if I should give up on my fava beans for this year? I know I put them in too late and with all this rain I’m not sure if they will produce at all with the summer heat right around the corner. Makes me sad as I was putting together some fabulous Spanish recipes for them 🙁 Can I reseed for a fall harvest?
Everything else in my garden is yellowing and stunted but I’m not giving up hope just yet! I feel if we have a good dry week things should turn for the better. I really have been having so much fun with my spring garden and can’t wait to raise some beds in my community plot for next year and start again in 2010. Trial and error, I love it!
How are everyone else’s gardens doing this year? Has the rain affected anyone else?
Below are some more garden pics 🙂
Do you remember my last garden update and the broccoli question? Well, as you can see above, I didn’t harvest it in time. This is my first year growing broccoli and I’m actually glad I didn’t harvest it in time. Call me a city girl if you’d like but I had no idea that the broccoli clusters we eat are actually what flowers to seed. I thought that was so cool and now that I know what will happen, I’ll be harvesting my other heads in time 🙂 I just LOVE to garden, I’m sure many of you out there feel the same way 😉
This was another highlight for me. A neighboring gardener, Bonnie (she’s so adorable!), gave me this from her plot. It’s a self-planting onion! What you see above is what grows on the top of the stalk. Tiny onions. When it gets heavy they drop down to the ground and seed themselves for the next year. Isn’t that cool?! A perennial onion. I thought that was awesome. I now have to find the perfect place where I’ll want them to grow and take off. I hear once you plant them, they spread like crazy!