I have had several harvests of Spinach and it will be finished producing soon – some has gone to seed. I have to say I had much more spinach last year .. it must be the weather. I am going to save some spinach seed for the first time and see how that goes. Also several marigold flowers have dried up so I cut them off and will save these seeds also. I have had success saving marigold seeds in the past. Everything seems to be doing well even with all this pounding rain we have had – except the pole beans never germinated.
Here are the marigold seeds I will save for next year or maybe even plant again this year since it is still early in the season
Finally, the peas are producing! I have two different sections planted and this was the first one planted. The second area will be several more weeks before we see any peas.
I am working with Companion Gardening and have planted Corn along with buckwheat which is suppose to ward off the corn earworm.
The zucchini and yellow scallop summer squash took off this past week. I have them mulched with grass cuttings. I have also used pine needles in some areas.