I got the new heirloom tomato and pepper transplants put in this week, along with the sweet potato slips I had left over. They’ve been hanging out in the shade until the weather cooled off a little. But, finally, I was able to get them planted.
I also put in some flowers in bare spots and moved around some flowers from other areas, so the garden is starting to look fully planted (more or less) again. I took cuttings of my basil and started that too, so should be in good shape for pesto making this fall. (I like to put a year’s worth in the freezer.)
There was room to put in some more bush bean, bush cucumber, beet and sunflower seeds, so those are going in too. I’ll get a decent harvest out of this year, yet!
The surprising news is that I have asparagus coming back! Where the old stalks were snapped off by the tree, new stalks are coming out of the ground! Between that and assurances from some posters, I’m feeling better about my chances to still have asparagus next spring.
There are six new photos posted of Vegetable Garden #2 on Flickr. Check them out if you’re interested.