The last of the asparagus:
And a picking of baby mesclun, or if you're classy, micro-greens. Cheers to the first salad of the season!
Continuing the update of garden progress, here you see (clockwise from bottom right) Brussels sprouts (transplanted last weekend, took the row cover off), broccoli (doing nicely), Espresso corn (happily germinated despite my fears), and the empty bed that will hold the next planting of Espresso, hopefully next weekend.
Next weekend, Memorial Day in the US, will be the big push. That's when I traditionally plant tomatoes, beans, cucumbers, zucchini, sweet corn--really, almost everything remaining except peppers and eggplants, which will wait another week. I hope the weather cooperates. Actually I saw that a local "real" farmer already has tomatoes in the ground--and farmers know best. So everything is ready to go in the "row garden." Here's where the tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants will go. I seeded a row of sunflowers in the back this weekend.
And here's where the late season corn, cucumbers, and zucchini will go. The new row of asparagus is in the foreground.
The potatoes planted last weekend have not emerged yet, but the onions are getting stronger.
The soup peas, behind the still-fragile leeks, are looking good. That's artichokes in the background.
The spinach is unfortunately still small. I never seem to be able to grow it rapidly.
Behold, a radish that escaped the anti-root maggot doghouse. Won't be long now!
And the "Survival Garden," too, is all ready for planting next weekend. The Survival Garden is where we grow foods that don't need refrigeration--dry corn, dry beans, pumpkins, and winter squash. Learning from last year, I intend to plant less corn, more beans, and not let the squash overwhelm the beans. And a big thank you! to The Kitchen Goddess, who furrowed this bed while I was busy fiddling with the drip irrigation system for the reconfigured row garden.
I leave you with a picture of one of my favorite perennials--Alyssum compacta. Too bad it only flowers for a short time in spring.
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