Did I get you signing that song? If you did, you're welcome! If you didn't then you're just a whippersnapper. Like my choice of words lately?!
Anywho, my Back to Eden garden is looking excellent. Hardly any weeds; except a couple of nuisances like dollar weed. I can't seem to get a handle on them. I think they'd grow on a rock if they didn't have any other choice. Any ideas?
We'll have way more tomatoes than we need this season. Everywhere I look there's the making of more and more tomatoes. I did plan it this way on purpose, as I want to learn how to can this season, and what better to practice with than tomatoes. (If I have too much, guess what the family gets for Christmas this year!) I also want to harvest the seeds from these heirloom varieties;
Beefsteak, Brandywine, Yellow Pear and Speckled Roman
Otherwise, we have the start of peas, green beans, cucumbers and lettuce. Also coming up are watermelon, cantaloupe, pumpkin, corn, carrots, onions, radishes, and Swiss chard. Some of these are doing better than others. It may be a combination of soil conditions as we've only just applied the Back to Eden principals and the mulch has not composted enough yet, or we planted some of the varieties too early. It wasn't cold, they just prefer it warmer. I experimented with some of the typical cool season crops like cabbage, and they are not doing very well. They are typically grown here during the cooler fall months. I may need to stick with that plan.
We may experiment in the next few months with putting up shade cloth over parts of the garden to see if the plants fair better. Our strawberries did much better last summer after we put up the shade cloth. Otherwise we were losing plants every week, and not from lack of water. It was actual burn out.
I'm very happy with the results in the garden to this point. We'll see come harvest time how things look and taste. Happy Gardening!