Last but not least in my June garden update series is Area #2. This is the smallest section of the vegetable garden, containing only four beds.
First up is the brassica bed, which is having a peculiar issue that I've not seen before - sowbugs eating the greens (aka pill bugs, aka roly polie’s, aka wood lice – I think these guys corner the market on the number of names they have…over 17 according to Wikipedia!)
|Sowbugs enjoying their lunch|
The turnip rows have lots of gaps this year
So far not too much damage done to the baby Chinese greens (left)
and mizuna (right) which are also in the same bed
Not related at all to Area #2, but completely related to pesky plant nibblers is the situation with my sweet potatoes. Or should I say what were my sweet potatoes:
All gone in one pot and just a few stubs left in the other...sigh
Back to Area #2 and some good critter news, for a change. The allium bed where some seedlings were mowed down earlier in the season has basically recovered:
This allium bed has recovered nicely from the rocky start this spring
The new strawberry bed is in this area and the plants are doing very well:
Sugar snap peas
This project, which is rather large, together with a couple of family events and the Fling (very excited about that!), promise to make the next few weeks exceptionally busy. I'll be doing a post on our project shortly - don't want to keep you in suspense too long! - but then I'll be taking a blog break until sometime in July. That's the irony when you're a garden blogger - the more there is to write about, the less time you have to write it.