Things are really in full swing here in my backyard. I am officially swimming in salad greens (I've given away 3 grocery bags full of greens in the past week and still have so much left to eat) and am starting to think this is going to be a theme this summer. Thankfully most everything else I'll be growing will be preservable.
Come take a peek into my garden...
tatsoi and arugula with a bit of bok choy in there too
blushed butterleaf lettuce, romaine lettuce and some russian kale in the back and some brussels sprouts way in the background
carrots slowly coming in with cosmos and tomatoes in the background
chives with some newly sprouted arugula
my tomatillos have started blooming! does anyone know how much each plant usually produces?
some bush beans, hot & sweet peppers, basil, marigold, tomatoes and tomatillo
cosmos blooming next to a big patch of mesclun mix and herbs
one of my biggest pea plants with a marigold and some newly sprouted radishes in the background
tomatoes, tomatillos, and cosmos towering over arugula, lettuce and spinach
I'd like to think my garden is a good example of companion planting. I'm trying to keep each bed pretty diverse in hopes of attracting necessary pollinators and beneficial insects as well as discouraging pests. So far it's going great. My swiss chard and spinach are the only plants that are suffering from any pest problems. Apparently radishes make great trap crops for leaf miners (which is what's eating those greens) so I've quickly sown some extra radishes near those crops. Do you have any other tips for how to get rid of leaf miners?