Some small victories and one goodbye to celebrate this week. First, the smart zucchini grew by leaps and bounds this week:
Hurray for the lettuce patch. I finally figured out which plants were lettuce:
Removing all of those nettles and sundry intruders was thorny work but worth it.
The beets and the cauliflower are coming along well, though they are a lesson in thinning. I have run out of space to transplant cauliflower, so they will have to fight it out in the back three rows. And I did not plant enough of the beets. Oh well, they will be few but mighty.
Apparently the drip system has some (extra) leaks:
Meanwhile, in the original melon bed on the other side of the ranch…
In the same patch of ground, this scrappy fellow is hanging in there and making a little color statement:
The gardener had deemed that rose a “sucker,” a rose that would not produce flowers and just suck the nutrition out of the ground, harming its neighbors. It only produced one little bloom last season, so I gave up on it and banished it to the melon bed. Apparently all it wanted was a stage to shine on. I didn’t exactly set it up in an ideal spot but it clearly intends to survive and be seen.