May 17 2010

May 15 Garden Update

These pictures are from Saturday; just getting them posted now.

First Radish of 2010

First Radish of 2010

This one probably would have grown more, but I couldn’t resist picking it.  The first radish of the year is usually the first thing ready to pick, and always tastes so good.

West End of West Bed, May 15

West End of West Bed, May 15

Things are still growing great here.  Everything’s thinned to the proper amount, so now we’re just waiting to harvest.  We could start picking a few Swiss chard leaves soon.  The square behind the marigolds is celery root, but it’s still so tiny you can’t see it.  I hope if we get some warm sunny days, it’ll take off.

East End of West Bed, May 15

East End of West Bed, May 15

The sage and oregano were both getting overgrown, so we picked about half of them and dried them.  The peas are looking a lot healthier, but I wonder if they’ll produce much, after the abuse they took from birds.  We need to start using the lettuce this week.

North Side of West Bed, May 15

North Side of West Bed, May 15

Here’s the north side of that bed.  We’ve transplanted tomatoes into all the squares in the north side except the one with the thyme.  There are morning glories in the corner of half of those squares, so they’ll climb with the tomatoes and add some color.  The head lettuce is mostly hidden behind the onions.  I thinned it and transplanted a bunch of it to the east bed.

West End of East Bed, May 15

West End of East Bed, May 15

There are 12 head lettuce plants here that I transplanted from the other bed.  The peas in the top row of squares are recovering from the bird damage now that they’ve been covered.  We planted shallots a couple days ago, and they’re just starting to come alive.

East End of East Bed, May 15

East End of East Bed, May 15

Nothing really new year.  Some of the beans look kind of burnt.  That might be from me covering them with the floating row cover while they were wet.  You have to be careful about brushing against beans if they’re wet.  Another possibility I thought of is that the chicken pen surrounded this bed over the winter, so they added a lot of nitrogen.  Maybe it’s more than the beans can handle.  We’ll see.

Plant Starts, May 15

Plant Starts, May 15

These are all the plant starts we have left.  Aside from the tomatoes that went into the east bed, another eight went to our plot in the community garden.  I’ll get pictures of that soon.  The cabbages came out of the square one of the tomatoes went into.  When they get some size, they’ll go to the community garden plot.  The peppers and basil should be transplanted soon too.

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