Have you thought of planting your vegetables in your perennial beds? Don't get rid of your vegetable garden, I just mean to lace a few vegetables here and there. I usually plant broccoli, red cabbage, Swiss chard, herbs and winter squash along side my flowers. This year they are encroaching onto the walkway a little more than usual.I'm growing Burgess Buttercup and Kobocha squash. They are hard winter squash that store well, and I love their deep flavor after they've been roasted.
The leeks are thriving. I am especially pleased about this new garden addition this year. I have them located in at least six different parts of the garden and now know where they grow best. Already thinking about next years planting.Tuscan kale is a vegetable that does well in cold weather, and actually tastes better after it's been kissed by some cool nights.