2016 Garden Update #11

Well we did some pruning this week in the garden. The grass was growing in thick again, so we decided to take the time to clean the garden out. Though we didn’t stop with the grass, we also pulled out the tomato plant because it was dying, and we also pulled all of the lettuce out since it was bolting anyways. Of course, the boys wanted to help, and I think Tyler may have pulled a few of the onions up, and Ryan’s idea of helping was playing with the hose, but oh well, they enjoy being outside with us.

The carrots are still growing well, the green onions and onions are taking off like crazy, and the celery is holding steady. The broccoli looks like it is starting to grow, but I don’t know how well it will do this late. The peppers that I planted from seeds look like they are getting a little bigger as well, but they are so close to the green onions I don’t know which will win out between the two.

The herb garden is doing ok still. They aren’t looking as green as before, but they are still there. I thought the cilantro had all died out but there is some green in there again, so it may be making a comeback. We have been trying to decide what to do in the backyard, and among the plans for the fall (you know, when it actually cools off enough to work on outside projects) will be to move the herb garden so that it gets more shade during the day. We are wondering if part of the problem is the amount of sunlight they get along the back of the yard.

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What do you think?