“And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days.”
— James Russell Lowell
Above: Sea kale in full flower, more than enough to produce seedpods.
According to the lunar calendar, the week’s full moon gave us an favorable planting period leading up to it and following. Above: Lichen.
Before the full moon, we planted seeds for those bearing above-ground: Masai filet beans (from saved seed); boothby blonde cucumbers; costata romanesco and zephyr summer squash; delicata, tromboncino, and spaghetti winter squash. Above: Lupines.
After the full moon, we planted for underground vegetables: Potatoes, Tokyo turnips, and more radishes. Above: Favas in flower.
Above: Coral shell peas, a member special from Fedco, is proving to be an early one, and started forming pods long before the Green Arrow peas began flowering.
Harvesting: Asparagus, rhubarb, salad greens, arugula, kales.
It was also an auspicious time to hang a new prayer flag overlooking the garden.