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C’est la vie

June 14th, 2012

I’m not one to let things languish in the garden waiting to see if they’ll perk up. I never have enough space for everything I want to grow, if something isn’t doing well, it gets ripped out and replaced with something else.

The ‘Dakota’ peas produced a flush of peas and quit blooming, yesterday they were all ripped out to be replaced with cucumbers. The hot spring was hard on peas, which flourish in much cooler temps. Amazingly, the ‘Golden’ peas on the front porch are still thriving, I’ll have to remember that they’re much more heat tolerant than other kinds of peas I’ve grown.

I have a row of beets that isn’t doing so well either, the area needs a good dose of chicken manure. They’ll be culled today and the bed will be heavily manured for a late crop of potatoes.

On a positive note, my onions are doing really well this year. The garden area in which they are growing was manured heavily and inoculated with mushroom spawn last fall. The difference between this bed and others is like night and day!

How do you deal with things that don’t do well in the garden, do you give them time to perk up or replace them?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.