Harvest Monday & Finished Flower Gardens

We continue to harvest greens for salad each week.

Last Monday we finished up the garden work. Now to stay on top of the weeds that sprout through the mulch and fight the gout weed as it tries to come back. Here are a few more parts of the flower gardens.
shade garden

Once the flower gardens were finished, I returned to the vegetable garden and planted corn, beans, squash, carrots, parsnips & sweet potatoes. I ordered slips from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange (All Purple & Carolina Ruby) and used the method described for Northern Gardens in Mother Earth Magazine.
sweet potatoes
First green tomato, a sungold.
Peas are beginning to bloom.
Time to hill the potatoes.
The whole garden.
may 30

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4 Responses to Harvest Monday & Finished Flower Gardens

  1. Marcia says:

    Everything is looking very good. The mulch will help keep the weeds down.

  2. Daphne says:

    I’ve thought about plastic for my sweet potatoes, but they grew so well last year without it I figure I’ll keep doing it this way until I have problems. Of course last year they were in the bricked up area of the garden. Where they are planted now is wood so they probably won’t get as much heat. But I’ll see how they do.

    • Emily says:


      Even without being in your brick bed, you are in a more urban area and probably have warmer temps on average than we do. I’m hoping the plastic is successful for us this year. We do love sweet potatoes.

  3. Michelle says:

    Your tomatoes are ahead of mine, I haven’t even set them out in the garden yet. Soon, very soon, they’re ready to go. Your flower garden looks nice, it will be very pretty when it fills in and blooms.

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