With beans, potatoes, zucchini, onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, and lettuce in our harvest basket this week, you could say the garden is growing like a weed (and yes, the weeds are growing just fine too).
We only got about half our garden plot dug this year, creating permaculture-style raised beds along the contour of the slope to help prevent runoff and keep the moisture in the soil.
The other half we sowed with buckwheat and cowpeas (and a few pumpkins too) as a cover crop to enrich the soil over the summer. Our plan is to turn the cover over as we dig and shape the rest of the beds next Autumn. We’ll see how it goes.
For now we’re enjoying suppers from the garden, and basking in the beauty of a lush and lovely July.