This week we picked:
Pak Choi and Market Express Turnips and greens -planted 26 April
Easter Egg radish (aren’t they pretty?) The Cherry Belles are getting really big…
Mesclun, Buttercrunch lettuce, Red Oak lettuce, Arugula and Spinach
Peppermint Swiss chard – We ate it before we took a picture…ooops…
Ragged Jack and Dinosaur Kale
Rhubarb, Rhubarb and more Rhubarb!
Cilantro, Chives, Green Onion and Sweet Basil
Approx savings compared to local market: $50.12
Total weight picked this week: 12.64 pounds
This week we planted :
These are the “Salsa bed” and the “Italian bed” – I love the flowering Kale that overwintered under the tunnels.
Big Beef, Lemon Boy, Black Plum, Menonnite and Sungold Indeterminant tomatoes
Alaska, Subarctic Plenty, Gold Dust and Scotia determinant tomatoes
The tomatoes were getting “leggy” from the cold weather while they patiently waited on he deck to harden off – we plucked the lower leaves off and buried them deeply in the raised beds and sideways in the rows. We are trying planters, black film, red film and straw mulch this year, it will be interesting to see which way works best…
Elsewhere in the raised beds and rows…
Jalapeno, King Arthur, Big Bell and a few mystery peppers (my wee one ate a pepper from the market, saved seeds, planted them and stuffed them in the garden!)
Sweet and Opal Basil
Packman and Munchkin broccoli seedlings
Flowers: Galdiolis, Nasturtuim, Calendulas and Sunflowers
Boyne Raspberries and Galdiolis together in a newly redone bed
My wee girl’s garden is popping up all over the place! The squash have also poked out from the black plastic but no signs of the cucumbers yet….
“If you are what you eat don’t be fast, cheap and easy” ~ No idea who said this, but it made me bust out laughing when I saw it on a mug!