The lettuce I planted in the bricks around the front raised bed are doing well. One of them got chewed down to nothing, and some of the spinach leaves have bites taken out of them. I suspect the wild bunny, but haven't actually seen the culprit. Some of the varieties never even came up. I plan to re-seed those varieties here in the near future. Today I'm going to harvest all the big leaves and bring it as a mixed salad to my parents' house. We were invited over for burgers on the grill for Memorial Day. We're just waiting for Tony to get off work now.
I should probably get cracking on measuring out my squares in the big raised bed and getting some seeds in the ground. I will be direct sowing peas, cucumbers, and beans in there this year. Those varieties didn't do so well last year as they were smothered by the squashes. This year the squashes are going to be in the smaller raised bed and allowed to train through the yard again, on the other side so they don't kill off the beans/peas/cucs. I'm hoping to get more squash, tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, and the bean trellises in the back garden. Whether we have corn or not will depend on how much space is taken up by tomatoes and peppers. So far it looks like a small selection, and I didn't get all the varieties I wanted to plant in the winter sown containers this year. I do have some hulless popcorn I'm hoping to try, but I love sweet corn too. I need to start making some decisions before we get too far into the growing season to follow through!