DH and DD worked in the garden this week and pretty much everything is planted except for our basil. It is not consistently warm enough to start basil from seed outdoors.
In our raised beds we have two areas for yukon gold potatoes, summer squash, cilantro, arugula, swiss chard, zinnias for cutting, and basil. The zinnias re-seeded themselves from last year. The raised beds with black edging make the soil warmer, which helps immensely. That extra heat helps compensate for the cool temperatures where we live. This weekend my husband will hook up drip irrigation which makes watering much easier.
We grow spinach in a big pot to outwit the bunnies. You can continuously re-seed the pot throughout the summer. We also do kale in a pot. Bunnies love baby kale!
Our garden has had many different looks over the years. The current approach is manageable for us and gives us food we actually will eat on a daily basis. I have to credit my husband for all the gardening efforts. It’s just not my thing, but I am happy to harvest and cook it!