Yesterday I spent hours working in the garden, mostly adding Epsom Salts to the tomatoes, weeding the beans and artichoke patch. Once we get through this weekend’s storms, I hope we have calmer weather and I can plant more artichoke seeds. They’re finicky little things and getting them started aren’t easy. I had transplanted quite a few but the seedlings were so fragile, that not many of them survived, then Vince helped with the weeding, and . . there went a few more of my seedlings. I’d like to get the bed completely filled with as many artichokes as will fit and then get it mulched really thick and be done with the weeds there.
By the time I finished in the garden, I had grabbed a few things. If we have the rain they’re predicting for the next few days, the garden will be a muddy mess and I won’t be out there much.
There were a few potatoes, a few onions. Some beets for roasting. I love roasted beets. A few carrots. The carrots and beets are almost gone. The artichokes are small but tasty – we ate them last night. And, cabbage. I made coleslaw with one and will make corned beef and cabbage maybe today.
I’m ready for tomatoes and beans!
Joan B. says
That is some beautiful looking produce!
Carol c says
Curious why Epsom salts around the tomatos? We have lots of tomatos thus year just from 3 plants, for us.
Your produce looks beautiful Judy. I am growing potatoes in a container and the plant has made some lovely lilac colored flowers. When will I know to harvest? Also, what does the Epsom salt do for the tomatoes?