July: summer in the Planty Garden ☀️
Well, it has been pretty unpredictable. One minute it's full sun, the next torrential rain.
We humans worry about this way more than the plants themselves. They just keep on growing. Even when they're drooping from the heat or flattened by a downpour.
Does that bother them? Of course it does. Some species can handle it better than others though. And small seedlings are more vulnerable than full-grown plants.
That's life. And a nice topic for today.
A perfect garden and perfect plants?
And we hit on something that works: the combination of our method, materials, seeds, and the app produces great results 95% of the time.
That's a way better success rate than a traditional vegetable garden. For beginners, it seems impossible.
But 100% perfect? Sorry, that's just not possible. In fact, I don't want that.
Read why you shouldn't worry about the 5% that doesn't go well.
Totally normal for this time of year
It makes sense: you've already harvested a lot, new seedlings are still small, and leaves turn yellow here and there.
Yellow leaves are normal and sometimes even welcome. Just look at the potatoes. When their leaves turn yellow, that means they're ready to harvest.
Sowing in July
Sure: it's too late to sow tomatoes, but it's been too late since mid-April. You can better skip radishes and head lettuces too. They don't do as well in July.
But other than that, there's a lot you can sow now:
Tip for emptying your pea patch
Why? Because of the white clumps attached to the roots. They are full of nutrients and give a boost to your soil mix. They're great for the plants you sow there next.
Want to know more? Check out the article in the Planty Library.
June garden box update
This is how it looks in the Planty Gardening app:
Brand new sowing round July 1
So, that's it for today
Not started yet?
Then I have some good news. Thanks to a lot of stocking issues, we now have plenty of MM-Heros and Starter Kits again. Even the MM-minis are finally in. They'll be sent to our warehouse tomorrow.
The MM-Originals aren't doing so well these days. At the moment, quality wood is hard to come by, or it is twice as expensive. As long as that remains the case, we've decided to postpone production.
We're also working with some new material: super durable bamboo. It's hard to come by really nice bamboo planks, but we've been able to get our hands on some. With a bit of luck, they'll be in the shop in a month.
If so, I hope you enjoy all the beauty and bounty of your vegetable garden: