Hello again from Eight Gate Farm. Today is Memorial Day in the U.S., a day of parades and barbecues for many, and garden work for others. We got our chores done yesterday, as today is turning out cold and rainy per the prediction.
We had a light harvest of asparagus (I know, I said we weren't going to take any more, but we couldn't resist), the first delightful radishes, and a picking of Asian greens:
Yesterday we harvested more radishes, and our first picking of mesculin (no matter how you spell that word, spellcheck doesn't like it). So the first homegrown salad of the season was enjoyed last night.
The Asian greens I showed above are "Toy Choy," a miniature, fast-maturing variety. It was just 30 days from setting out, and they were starting to bolt. So we took all 6 of them.
I love the fat white spoon-shaped stems, and they are very pretty from the top side too.
The other varieties I planted are Tatsoi and a pac choi called "Brisk Green." They are coming along nicely. The Asian greens, at least, don't seem to mind all the cold we've been having. I've only been growing them for a few years, and now I won't be without them. We love our soups and stir-fries! We can get another crop too if I start more plants in mid June.
Although I guess it is risky, we just couldn't wait any longer to set out the tomatoes, as they were getting leggy and pot-bound, and who wants to go through the effort of re-potting to wait another week? We also planted 3 varieties of sweet corn (different maturities), Diva cucumbers, two varieties of zucchini, filet and wax beans, runner beans, and some sunflowers. Out in the "Survival Garden" we planted 6 long rows of flint corn, 2 types of dry beans, and pumpkins/winter squash. Working together, the job went very quickly. I'm crossing my fingers that it warms up in time. Next weekend we will set out the peppers and eggplants, and the "spring" planting is done.
Enjoy your day, and please join me in checking out all the posts on Harvest Monday, hosted by Dave at Our Happy Acres!