Rain is in the forecast today, so it looks like I’ll be wearing snow pants and a parka while performing today’s garden chores. With the cooler temperatures these past few days, the cold weather crops are thriving. Do you see the kale above? Isn’t it beautiful? I WANT TO PICK IT!!! But I won’t. Not yet anyway. I want to see how big it gets.
I don’t understand why more people don’t plant showy vegetables in their garden pots. I don’t know about you, but I’d much rather plant food in a container, watch it grow, and serve it at my kitchen table, than watch a flower bloom, die, and be tossed on to the compost heap. But that’s just me.
It looks like I’ll be harvesting radishes today. Some of the Easter Egg Radishes I planted a while back are ready. I’m excited! I have been planting radish seeds at 2 week intervals since early spring and this will be my 3rd harvest.
Another garden chore on the list for today is to deadhead the broccoli raab. By clipping the little broccoli head at the top it will allow the side shoots to really take off. I have a feeling stir fry will be on the menu next week.
Yesterday I made a giant bowl of Caesar salad and nearly wiped out my current crop of lettuce I had growing in the lower gutters. With warmer weather on the horizon and lettuce planted outside in pallets, I think it may be time to replant the gutter with new seeds. But what kind of seeds? Looking ahead, whatever I plant will have to be able to tolerate warm weather. Hmm. Any suggestions?
I also have a bit of weeding between the garden boxes to do today as well. Earlier in the week, I planted carrots in the last 6 of the raised garden boxes you see above. I planted the seeds around the perimeter of the garden boxes so I’ll have room to grow heirloom tomatoes. I’m still hoping to plant a total of 100 tomato plants once the weather warms up. That is, if the Handsome Husband doesn’t kill my second batch.
What’s on your list for today? Will you be heading outside, or staying in?
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