The wilting lettuce was good for something- clearing the worst of it gave me space for the rest of my walla walla onions.
Some of them will have to share space with one of my romaines, but otherwise it’s nice I found room for them.
And I have a new pepper. Just in time to take advantage of the ridiculous heatwave I got a chili de arbol just for the heck of it. It’s my favorite chili and for some reason we got a late shipment of them at work and there were only a few left and god knows I like a long shot. I have the two free pots now that I’ve pulled two of my under-performing tomatoes, and I, like nature, abhor a vacuum.
As for free pot number two I’ve decided to mix things up.
My pole beans are doing ok, but not as great as they were doing last year. To supplement the pole beans, I bought some bush bean seeds, and I planted a few in the pot. They shouldn’t need support, and should give me some more lovely tender green beans into fall.
Also as is becoming a habit, I reseeded the dill. It looks like in order to get good fronds reseeding every quarter or so is necessary. I might need to get two dill pots going at once so I always have dill on hand, it’s an herb I use a lot of and waiting for it to sprout again is tedious. It is growable by start, but I have such ham hands that I always disturb the roots too much and it dies on me. SO growing from seeds it is!
In other new seed news, I’ve decided to try these beets. I was going to re-sow my beet patch anyways, but I thought maybe some white beets would be nice to try. It would be nice to have beets without staining every surface in the kitchen.
I actually have to pick more soon.
That’s a golden beet, just waiting for me.
Last but not least, I’ve finally planted my summer savory in the herb bed. This is the annual form of winter savory, a plant that’s in my other herb bed. It’s a nice herb.
I have to figure out my herb beds as things are both thriving and dying in equal measure, same with the pots, and I have a lot of experimental herbs that frankly, I’m not eating and I’m probably never going to eat and that’s just a waste of space. So I have to get planning. Fall is coming, and depending on the heat it may or may not be brassica season soon. Of course brassica season means cabbage fly season, and I have to be pro-active this year about combating that.
Work never ends. But the results are pretty tasty.
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Sowing beans in August? That seems to be done more often nowadays. Maybe that is because bush beans are more popular.
I do prefer pole, but my pole this year are very meh. SO I might as well try a late planting, considering that in SF we do get two summer/fall growing seasons. Might as well take advantage of that now that I have a free pot.
Yes, that is part of why bush beans became as popular (in home gardens) as the have been since the 1990s.