I can’t believe how big the dill is! It was much later last year when it was this height. I guess that mushroom compost did the trick! You see that I have the dill companion planted with some of our tomatoes. See those little cute toes in the background??
The peas are our favorite part of the garden this week. My daughter and I love going out to the garden for a snack of peas—yummy! I don’t know if I can bring myself to let some of them dry on the vine to save seeds for next year, but I know I should.
There were only two carrots that sprouted for us this year. Next year I plan to amend the soil with more sand to see if that helps.
The spinach bolted this week. I’m leaving the seed heads on in hopes of saving seeds for the fall and/or next year. I managed to freeze a little spinach for later use as part of our food preservation work. I’m always amazed at how little spinach you end up with once it is blanched.
We were pleased to see the first of the bell pepper blooms on the plants this week. Now that I see the blossoms, I can finally allow myself to use the last of the bell peppers from what we froze last year.
My sweet hubby surprised me when we returned home from our trip to Memphis by having repainted one of our garden benches. It was once black and hot as all get out to sit on in the heat of the summer. The white paint makes it look brand new. Thanks honey!