Spring Update

April 30, 2009 at 2:08 am Leave a comment

5 types of heirloom garlic front garlic patch 

Wow, it’s amazing how fast everything grows when you go away. Really, you just leave for 5 days, and everything seems to double in size. (Maybe it’s just because I wasn’t there to microscopically overcheck everything.)

fritz in the front garden

fritz in the front garden

 

first radishes in the coldframe

first radishes in the coldframe

I just came back from Boston, and was thrilled to see that my Garlic, Celery, Romenesco Broccoli and Fava Beans were all progressing quite nicely. The cold frame box is busting with greens, and the broccoli raab is getting ready to head.

I even took off one of my row covers to give the Red Cippolini onions and various Brassicas some air, but wondering if that was premature…hope the bugs don’t go too crazy after them. I left the back row cover up with Celery, Candy Onions, and Romanesco, as a test to see how they do versus sans cover.

It was hard not to buy tomatoes with the recent heatwave this weekend, so there I was with all the other garden junkies  loading up the wagon. Those guys are going in, as soon as my winter rye cover crop is completely overturned and decomposed. I turned the winter rye over about 3 weeks ago, but it’s a resilient bunch, and has continued to regrow after two more turnings. Hopefully, I have it all, and the tomatoes are ready to go in this weekend.

Now’s the time to start cucumbers, melons and other warm crops, so get going…thanks to Brownian Motion maybe, it’s already time to get warm weather crops in the ground.

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