I’m getting over my nematode crisis and I have to say that not everything in the garden is going poorly. I had myself quite the harvest a few days ago, mainly thanks to my primary edible bed, which is separate from the root knot nematode quarantine. In this case, two separate beds really pays off. Plus, one receives more shade in the cooler months than the other, which makes it ideal for lettuces, beets etc., while the other receives full sun veggies year-round.
I started off the spring with tomatoes in this raised bed, but realized when they began to struggle that it wasn’t quite deep enough for them. So, I cut my losses and re-seeded it with summer scallop squash, basil, lettuce, golden beets and broccoli.
So there you have it. These photos capture the reason why I will continue to fight the good fight against garden foes in the name of beautiful summer harvests, simple bean flowers, and the promise of fresh, homegrown food. Not all is lost in my little edible back yard. 🙂