This is only my second summer of having a garden and the one question I have to ask myself is why did I wait so long.
While I’m still learning and making notes of improvements for next year, I’m reaping the benefits of our garden crop.
Yet as we enjoyed a copious amount of sugar snap peas and edamame, their season has passed and we now have a free space in our garden for a new vegetable or two. Despite what people think, midJuly is not too late to plant vegetables in the garden that can be enjoyed by early fall.
Some root vegetables, greens and other vegetables can be successfully grown from late June, July and even August plantings. Beets, kale, lettuces and spinach are perfect examples of what can be planted midsummer. Beans, carrots and cucumbers too. I’m going to go for red leaf lettuce and turnips, see how I do from there.
There is no reason to think that spring is the only time to plant a garden. By all means, keep it growing a plenty into the fall. As plants produce and move past their prime, take them out and plant new.
Having a garden is rewarding in so many ways. Knowing daily that I can harvest fruits and vegetables that I planted and took care of myself is one of the best rewards I could as for.
What’s that old saying? You reap what you sow?
That’s exactly what I’m doing.