Lots of volunteer potatoes are up in between the beets, mangels and carrots. That was last year's potato patch. The one potato plant that #1 pulled already had two potatoes on it, one as big as the ones we found in the spring. They're a month ahead of the ones I planted. So I think, this year, if/when we harvest the potatoes, I will try leaving one potato behind from each plant, thereby planting next year's potatoes this fall.
I planted more beans yesterday. Not that I need them, but the frost is kind of a nice reminder that it's still only early spring here in the north. Our unseasonably warm weather this spring, combined with seeing everyone else's blog pics of what they're harvesting, had me feeling behind the eight ball already. But a little frost, a look at the calendar, and hey, I have time to put more stuff in the garden. I really shouldn't be this far into the game yet anyway.
So, I had bought this package of Yard Long Orient Wonder Beans, and I hadn't planted them. I was going to save them for next year, but pish posh, in they went.
#1 rototilled the section between the peas and the potatoes. It was starting to look like a hay field. I figure I can squeeze another 5-6 rows of something in there. I will look through my seed stash and figure out what to plant.
Meanwhile, in the perennial bed,
Perennial transplants have suffered some losses. Frost, heat, shock, lack of water, lack of nitrogen- any or all could be responsible. I added seed around the original transplants. Hopefully I don't accidentally weed them out.
I found a patch of mountain mint in the perennial bed. Did I transplant that last year? I can't find the patch outside the turkey pen. But then it was pretty close to the fence, so the turkeys could have gotten it. Hmmm. I had planned to transplant it. I just don't remember doing it.
Chives are flowering now. I do want to get one more batch dried before I leave them for the season. The car drying was working out well. Since it's raining more now it may take a bit longer.
And it's raining today. We need it. The garden still feels really dry. The weeds will be happy, lol.