This past week was perfect gardening weather, but I, sadly, did not take advantage. Could not get into the gardening groove plus work and other obligations took quite a bit of my time and energy. Very little garden chores got done.
On Thursday, a friend brought me some veggie seedlings that she got from her gardening friend. I accepted them even though I had no space in my garden. Planted them in windowboxes I had lying around.
They may be planted too close together
Still have more choy sum seedlings, will find some space in the garden to tuck them in.
Never heard of “A” choy before, had to look it up. Found out it is Taiwanese lettuce. The seedlings look like celtuce, wondering if they are the same? Should be interesting to see how this lettuce variety develops. Why is it called “A” choy?
I also received some leaf lettuce seedlings, will most likely plant them in a large pot.
The self-saved sugar snap peas that I planted in windowbox germinated and look healthy. I am looking forward to harvesting pea shoots.
Sugar Snap Peas Seedlings
Difficult to see, but there are 2 rows of seedlings
Also planted some of the sugar snap peas in cell pack for transferring into the garden after I pull up all the spring sown carrots this week.
Sugar Snap Peas Seedlings
Germination rate: 100%. I am thrilled.
Will the above peas transplants succeed? I have no idea. But since I did not have the garden space to direct sow earlier, decided to give it a try. I may not get peas but I will be happy with pea shoots.
It is mid-August and I am still waiting for my slicing tomatoes to show colors.
Pruned away the leaves to exposed the fruits to more sun, hoping this will speed up the ripening process
Harvested my first eggplant and my first okra (okra did not make it into the photo).
Ping Tung Eggplant & Cherry Tomatoes
Gave all to a friend
Needed some carrots and potatoes for my pork stew. Went to the garden and pulled a few carrots and plucked some fingerling potatoes.
Carrots & Fingerling Potatoes
Carrots are losing their sweetness, will pull all this week. Love the texture of the fingerling potatoes, definitely planting more next year. No idea what variety they are (picked up the original ones from a health food store). Will be saving my own seed potatoes for next year and future years.
Also harvested 1 bag each of beets (golden and Detroit dark red) and Swiss chard to share with a friend.
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