One of the things I struggle with most in container gardening is giving my plants enough water. The soil in the containers dries out fast, and when we have a slew of 90-degree days, I worry.
But the recent soaking rains have been great for my plants: On Monday, I harvested the first cuts of parsley. (I also forced co-foodie and locavore Miss Reciplease! to smell it as I headed back to my desk, of course.) I’m pretty excited to see how I can work it into dinner this week.
The best news? I did a little research and discovered that Swiss chard is a “cut and come again” plant. If I harvest just the outer leaves, the inner ones will continue to grow. That’s fabulous news for a single girl who can eat only so much chard — and a frugal girl who loves gifts that keep on giving.
What does your garden look like this week? What are you harvesting? Leave a comment and let us know.