This morning I did one major chore. I picked the last of the snap peas (Cascadia) and pulled the plants. Now the section of garden looks so open. I'm sure the corn and squash behind the peas were happy to see them go. Now they have more sun.
Some were dry already so they were taken off and brought in to be put with the rest of the seed to dry out. This may be my first successful year saving pea seed. Usually it gets so moldy I can't save it, but we haven't had too much rain so the pods are drying just fine.
Oh and did you notice that first photo? The burlap was taken off the first seeded part of the carrot bed. And yesterday morning I got some more carrots seeded in the old snow pea area and have burlap covering that portion.
T minus 7 days and counting. T minus 6 days, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. We have liftoff. Yes it took just a week for my carrots to germinate. I see most of the rows up, but spotty so far. I'm sure more will come up soon. I'm so happy. OK maybe it wasn't quite as thrilling as Apollo 11, but a gardener gets really excited about such things.
Now I've got to seed the rest of the pea bed and the garlic bed in carrots. Do you think that will be too many carrots? I'm still debating in my mind what should go where for the fall. The main brassica bed will stay the main brassica bed. I'm putting kale where the onions are right now and it will get a row cover. I think I want mache where the potatoes are growing right now. I've yet to successfully grow that, but I'm going to try again with some seed that Emily sent me. I'm going to put spinach where the Heinz tomatoes are now. I'm going to plant carrots where the garlic, peas, and spring carrots were. That is almost a whole bed of carrots which is probably too much. Or is it? I do want to store some for winter. Hmm should I try for fall peas? Fall peas really don't work well here. It is too hot over the summer to get them going well and then they don't have time before it starts freezing to produce. But I might get a little and variety is nice. Decisions, decisions.
And I have one other question for you all. I broke my posts out into three smaller posts. Sometimes I think very long posts get to ungainly and disconnected. And sometimes hard to read all at once. What do you all think. Huge massive post. Or more smaller ones?