Slowly, my garden is emptying out. Most of the potatoes and onions are gone.
The beets are gone, except for a few that were still small. I left those to grow a bit and I’ll roast them for roasted beet salad. Each day I pull up 6 or 8 lettuce stalks and throw them in for the chickens.
Now it’s time to start thinking about the fall garden and next year’s spring garden. This spring, I planted artichokes for the first time ever. It will be a challenge to have them survive and produce here but I’m giving it my best shot. They like cool, damp summers . . need I say more? 🙂
Here are a few of the items I plan to plant in the spring that I’m really excited about. I’ve never seen or tasted a litchi tomato but they sound interesting. I read that they make really good jam. Others include Himalayan Honeysuckle/Chocolate Cherry, Otricoli Orange Berry and the Aronia Berry/Black Choke Cherry.
There’s always something to look forward to when there’s a good garden spot and interesting seeds/plants available.