Window box Early Wonder Beets grew quite a bit since my June 6 post in which I wondered if I harvested some of the leaves will the beet roots be affected.
This past week I decided to harvest about 50% of the beet leaves from the plants on the right in the window box (harvested the outer leaves of each plant, photo below).
Hard to see from the photo above but there are baby beet roots forming already.
The beet greens are in the fridge for now and will most likely end up in the freezer for later enjoyment.
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The carrots I transplanted early May were eaten by critters which, sadly, would have ended my experiment. Fortunately Locust Grove Heritage Vegetable Garden (where I volunteer) came to the rescue.
On Thursday, one of the task I did at LGHVG was thinning the carrots. I collected the carrots thinning, brought them home, trimmed the roots and transplanted them. Unfortunately the weather has been very HOT and dry. I did water thoroughly after transplanting, but will they survive the heat on top of the transplant shock? Maybe I should have trimmed away some of the leaves also, ah well, too late.
I trimmed away the very thin end of each root before transplanting into the garden. Hope nothing disturbs them.
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Garlic scapes are fat and tender.
Shared most of the garlic scapes with friends. The above photo is showing a portion of the harvest.
I cut away and discarded the pointed tip of the scape, the remainder, including the bud, is tender and edible.
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Window box Win Win Choy started to bolt so harvested all.
I do like the flavor and texture of this bok choy plus it does well in window box, definitely growing a fall crop and again in window boxes.
Win Win Choy went into the fridge to be enjoyed later. Will most likely do a simple stir-fry. A busy time in the garden so not much cooking going on.
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Am having major issues with critters digging in my garden beds and window boxes, not only are they (whatever they are) disturbing the seedlings/plants even overturned some of the window boxes. They were dining on my peas and carrots seedlings and also feasting on my strawberries.
Had lots and lots of strawberries on the plants and I was so looking forward to a good strawberry year. They were starting to color, big, red, vine ripened strawberries should be ready to harvest in a few days, I was drooling every time I walk by the strawberry bed. Then overnight (so it seems), they all disappeared, not a single one left.
Set a Havahart trap with an apple hoping to trap the woodchuck that comes to visit. I noticed the apple was partially eaten but the trap door was not triggered, how could that be? The mystery was solved yesterday when I saw a chipmunk enter and exit the trap from the back through the holes, clever critter, got to give it credit.
Still waiting for the woodchuck to enter the trap.
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