This is not actually a part of our garden. It's this tree that is only this beautiful for a couple of weeks out of the year and it's just outside our back door. I call it the bee tree because the bees LOVE it! Can you see the bee in the picture?
The cilantro is getting taller and filling out.
Any guesses as to what is growing under the straw??
I bought a couple of soaker hoses last weekend and installed them in both beds. Watering has become so much easier (and less wasteful)! I just connect the hose, set a timer and let the water flow for 15-30 minutes.
Back row left to right: Kale, spinach, rosemary, spinach. Onions and lettuce in the front. I'm still adding straw as a mulch a little at a time.
The broccoli, cauliflower and kohlrabi are taking over! The peas are climbing higher...
And...I'll leave you with a cute pet picture. I use canning jars to store bulk foods in my pantry (someday I'll show you a picture). Marley decided to crawl in next to the jars that aren't being used yet. : )
Oh...and the answer to the question about what is growing under the straw...potatoes! I used chicken wire to make a couple of potato towers and was so excited to see some green! I think my little experiment is working and we'll have some potatoes in the fall!