As spring comes to an end and summer begins, I wanted to share with you an update on my garden. A few weeks ago, I would have thought that this year's garden was a total bust. Thankfully, that's not the case! I've had small wins and unexpected surprises.
Carrots have been quite easy for me to grow the last few years. I planted the carrots in February (Zone 7) and harvested them in mid-June. I only planted two rows about 3 feet long, but I plan on planting more next year. In the past, I shredded the carrots and froze them. Shredded carrots work great in muffins, bread, or even spaghetti sauce when you're trying to sneak in some veggies for the kids!
Lettuce may be the easiest thing I've ever grown. I planted spinach and mesclun. Literally, I threw some seeds on the ground and watered it. The lettuce was ready to harvest in about three to four weeks. I prefer the spinach to the mesclun. The mesclun is not as sturdy or hardy of a lettuce. The leaves get limp when cut and rinsed. The spinach is much hardier and tastier to me.
Much to my surprise my tomato plants didn't die! They started out so weak and shrimpy, but they are now growing and sturdy. So glad all my efforts didn't go to waste. Check out more info on my tomatoes: My Tomatoes' Journey.