|Back row L to R: Phygelius 'Cape Fuchsia', Phlox subulata, Verbena bonariensis, Monarda "Petite Delight" Front row L to R: Allium triquetrum 'Wild garlic', Lavender, Agastache, Shasta Daisy, Comfrey, Sweet Peas 'Painted Ladies'|
We interspersed these flowers as much as we could throughout the garden so there would be a continuous trail of flowers along the garden.
|The sweet peas we had seeded earlier in the season didn't sprout so we transplanted the seedlings we bought in the same area|
|Sweet peas are in the back of the bed.|
The Agastache (aka giant hyssop, licorice mint or anise mint, depending on the species) was transplanted with the other flowering plants in front of Bed 4. It's a fragrant plant that attracts pollinators.
The Shasta Daisies were transplanted behind our strawberry bed and the Monarda 'Petite Delight' joined its buddy the "Mint leaf bee balm", that we transplanted last week.
The lavender went into the herb bed alongside some garlic chives.
We also did some harvesting today and planted more vegetables...
The Yu choi and Gai lan were going to seed so we decided to harvest it and free up the bed for planting other things.
|Harvesting Yu Choi and Gai Lan|
|Yu choi and gai lan harvest|
Remember the 'freak' sleet we had in the first week of May?? Well, this is what happened to our vegetables....
|Not so pretty but still edible!|
|Look at out pretty Orca beans!|
The carrots were also poking out from the ground. These were last year's batch so we harvested them to make more room.
Did you know that you can eat carrot tops??
They're a bit on the furry side (* wink) but you don't have to feed your compost with them....you can feed yourself!
You can use them in:
- soups and stocks
- make a pesto, etc....
One of our volunteers started some roma tomatoes and striped zucchini from home and brought these in today. We transplanted the 2 romas and zucchini in the same bed with a Red-striped Roma and Green Zebra tomatoes.
Here they are in Bed 1, one of our sunnier beds, on the north end of the garden.