Tomatoes finally ripening. Unfortunately I will not be getting a good harvest. My garden is getting too shady from the neighbours’ trees and the tree roots are robbing the vegetables of nutrients. Need to rearrange the garden before next year’s planting.
The good news about having a partially shady garden is my lettuces are doing very well despite the summer heat.
Last Monday’s post, August 27, 2012, I mentioned that my Korean radish (daikon) had quite a “bite” and I was going to make a stew with it to see if cooking would bring out the sweetness as mentioned in the catalog. Dug up a few this past week. Peeled, cubed and simmered one in broth until soft (instead of making a stew), yes, cooking mellowed the flavor, and it did have a bit of sweetness.
My garden friend, Mary N, Mary’s Veggie Garden, gave me a 4-cell pack of napa seedlings. I transplanted them into 3-inch pots for planting in the garden as soon as space became available. Seedlings grew but still no garden space. Rather than causing stress to the seedlings, I decided to plant them in a window box I have in the shed. After 2 weeks, it is obvious, I should have planted only 3 in the box.
Looking around the local garden nursery couple weeks ago, I came upon a 4-cell pack of very healthy broccoli seedlings for only 99 cents. Had to buy. Arrived home with the plants and wondered: What was I thinking? Where am I going to plant them? It is also quite late in the season. Will I get a harvest? Window box to the rescue. Again I think I should have planted only 3 plants in the box.
Am going to leave both the napa and broccoli as is to see what the results will be. Shall keep you posted.
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