The rhubarb and asparagus have finally appeared — a sure sign that spring has finally arrived in our corner of Maine. As it leafs out, the rhubarb is like an unfurling piece of origami.
We’ve been working on increasing fertility in the asparagus bed, and await this year’s harvest with hungry anticipation.
The seaweed mulch covering most of our beds formed a dense mat over winter, it looked as if it had been felted by the passing changes in weather. We broke it apart and chipped it into a finer mulch, and hope it will help keep the slugs away this coming season.
With temperatures in the 80’s predicted for today, we harvested a bin each of the overwintered Siberian and Russian Red kales to keep from losing them to heat-stress.