Rain is a Good Thing

The colors of the lettuce patch never get old

The colors of the lettuce patch never get old

Most of the lettuce is getting bitter and going to seed.  Some people pull up and discard lettuce once it starts to bolt, but these are so pretty I’m just going to let it all bolt and save the seeds/let it self-sow. The chard is still tasty. Still haven’t tried any of the kohlrabi but a few are just about ready to harvest.

One lettuce with unusual leaves

One lettuce with unusual leaves

This area is what we call the “back nine” of the garden:

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From left: Yellow Bonnet Sorghum (looks very similar to corn), Rainbow sweet Inca corn, Giant White Seeded Sunflowers, Hartman’s Giant Amaranth, more Sorghum (same variety), then several types of melons that continue up (not pictured) to the dark brown lattice trellis

I took these pictures yesterday. It had rained all day and it was still overcast when I took the photos so the lighting is not the greatest. But I like this perspective of the tomato patch in the foreground with all the stakes in diagonal lines:

Tomato Patch

Tomato Patch

Another good soaking! I haven’t had to water the garden in weeks. Rain is a Good Thing!

Tiger Lilly

Tiger Lilly

7 thoughts on “Rain is a Good Thing

    1. Spy Garden Post author

      Thanks! Last year we didn’t really do anything with the sorghum but enjoy it for looks. This year I may try and use the grains in cooking somehow. You can also make syrup from the stalks but I think you need a whole lot of it to do that!

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    1. Spy Garden Post author

      Thanks so much for the tip. I have done some searches on how to remove the bitterness, but none have been so simple/straightforward as your suggestion. I will try definitely try it! Thanks again!

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