Early June Update - Part 2
Up on the hilltop, most of the spears in the asparagus bed have been left to fern up and feed the developing roots. This will be the last season of holding back on the harvest - next year it will be full steam ahead!
The potatoes were planted up on April 29th using the same method I used last year (bury them deeply from the start with no hilling). Last years potato harvest wasn't that great, but I'm confident that had more to do with the heat and lack of water early in the season than the planting method.
The garlic was planted last fall and is doing very well. I fertilized the patch in the spring and now it’s just a matter of waiting. I’m also looking forward to the scapes, which should be coming up soon.
Hilltop brassica bed
Red Russian kale
Normal Red Russian on the left and an imposter on the right
Kohlrabi transplants are on the right; direct seeded ones are on the left
Kolibri, just starting to swell
Nibbled Joi Choi
Hopefully it won't take the peppers too long to settle in
The greens bed is getting there, with most of the lettuce surviving their rather harsh transition to the great outdoors. I did seed a few more to make up for those transplants that didn’t make it.
The gaps hold tiny lettuce seedlings that were transplanted last week
There is one last bed on the hilltop which is almost empty - the corn/squash bed. The squash will still go in but I'm passing on the corn this year - I've had issues with something getting to the corn for a couple of years now and I'm just not up to that struggle this year. I'm not giving up, by any means, but have decided that there is simply too much going on this year and I don't want to add that bit of frustration to the mix.