Touring other’s gardens online, we see that we’re woefully behind in our own. We’ve flats of seedlings to get into the garden, while the overwintered plants have yet to be pulled up. Several weeks ago, we’d harvested what we thought would be the last of the remaining chard and kales. Other obligations prevailed, and we haven’t been tending to the garden since then. Our procrastination gave the stripped plants a chance to recover, and a bonus harvest of Fordhook chard (above) and kale (below) was the result.
Asparagus (above, right) continues to produce, we gather at least a handful several times a week, and the walking onions almost every day.
Carrot seedlings (above) under row cover, protection from cold as well as heat. Keeping them well-watered gives us a nice rate of germination.
And tatsoi seedlings (above), also under row cover. The flea beetles have been ferocious this year, leaving many of our spring greens and radishes decimated.
Peas (above, left) are getting established; the garlic bed (right) looking stressed from last week’s excessive heat.
We put in twice as many favas as last year. So far, the plants are looking as healthy as they’ve ever been.
We’ve just begun thinning the salad greens, and have been enjoying how tender and sweet spring lettuces can be.
After a busy week-end, the beds are cleaned and ready for the next wave of planting.
This week’s harvest: Overwintered chard and kale; asparagus; walking onions; baby salad greens.