We have started eating lettuce from the garden…should last for the next few weeks.
And using up some herbs in a few meals. That’s it so far on the harvest front!
As for the transplants and replants…I took up the spinach and some of the other greens that just didn’t grow well for me this year.
I have replaced them with a zucchini plant, and will plant some bush bean plants as soon as I can get some of the right seeds. (That story below.)
Scenes from Around the $5 Dinners Garden
Pesky chipmunk. The Critter Ridder is not working. I’m like a mama bear when it comes to my plants. You just don’t mess with them. Or else…
The stick frame – It ain’t pretty. But it’ll do the job!
So I went to plant my bean seeds (on June 1st, of course) and much to my dismay surprise, I had grabbed a package of POLE green beans…when in fact I wanted BUSH green beans. Probably doesn’t have anything to do with the fact that I had all 3 boys with me while I was buying my garden seeds earlier this year.
I was probably distracted or yelling “Get down from that lawn mower right now.” (No really, I wasn’t yelling that. or was I?!..my kids would never climb on the riding lawn mowers while their mom was looking for the wrong kind of seed packets. Or would they?)
So back to the beans…I planted the pole beans anyways. And decided that rather than going back to the store to get some sort of structure for the beans (and risking the boys climbing on said riding lawn mowers and actually driving one out the front door…as I have no doubt they’d be capable of figuring out how to do), I’d just make a structure myself with a few of the thousands many sticks that we have from all the trees in our yard.
Sticks and twine = FREE
Buying a structure from the store = Cost of structure + cost of replacing the front doors of the store
These are the green beans…the pole green beans. After just 11 days, they have reached to the first level of twine and I have no doubt will be up to the second and third levels in no time.
Peas. Finding their happy place on the twine.
Our first little tomato of the year.
Next week’s Grow. Eat. $ave. – YELLOW SQUASH
Get those yellow squash recipes ready to share next Saturday!!!
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