I'm back for a garden update! Thanks to Aliceson at Feet Off the Table, our Monday Garden Club host.
Here is the view of the veggie garden, except for the bottom bed which just isn't doing as well. Things are growing like crazy!! We are having one little problem. Slugs. Ewwww! I tried beer traps, using the cheapest stuff I could find. We didn't catch any slugs, though. Maybe these Portland slugs are more into microbrews? Anyway, we're trying another solution . . .
. . . hazelnut shells! Apparently, slugs don't like to slide across this stuff. We were going to use cocoa shells, but being that they're chocolate and the royal dog eats EVERYTHING, this is a better choice for us.
The Lizard King said he had to laugh when I walked out into the yard with the 30 pound bag of hazelnut shells thrown up on my shoulder. The old me would have left it in the car for him to carry. But the new strong, fit me hoisted that baby up and carried it. Go me! ;-P
Remember the summer squash with the weird stems. Well, whatever it was/is, they're growing like mad and we've even got flowers!
And the tomato plants have flowers, too!
We've been eating lettuce from the garden every night, as well as kale and chard. I love walking out to the garden and picking food to eat.