Front row - with lettuce and arugula gone, the left bales hold nice basil (destined for some pesto this afternoon); the slugs continue to confound me with bean and squash seed planting. Applications of DE get washed away in the downpours. Right side bales continue to thrive, giving us all of the chard and kale and collards we can use. The pea bale is kaput, and I will plant garlic there in the late summer/fall.
Second row - beans - slugs - spotty growth due to damage as soon as the seeds germinate. The oven like heat is not making life easy for the shallow rooted plants. This should be working much better, but isn't, so it's back to the drawing board.
Third row - carrots are a mixed bag - I started too late and the heat causes them to dry out fast, leading to really spotty coverage. Leeks - most of the early planting didn't survive, and the back up seedlings are readying themselves for transplant. Right hand beets are ready to pick - they did great. Left hand beets had less sun, so are less advanced, and a deer munched the tops one night when my sprinkler battery was dead.
Fourth row - potatoes are a disappointment - just too late a start, so development is very spotty. Summer Squash are flowering the thriving; radishes were planted too late.
Last row - both squash hills are doing well, and I've got fruit coming on the white patty pan variety. There is zucchini forming on the right hand bale plants, but slugs are nibbling on those as well....arggggggh!
Pictures of the good, bad and ugly.