Saturday, May 14, 2011

The garden will still produce in autumn and winter

Just more slowly.

I got broad beans in while the soil was still warm, probably a little too late now. Last seasons tomatoes made it through the heat thanks to a judicious spray of miticide in January. Tomatoes and Basil are under the plastic on the left hand side, leeks are in the furrow up the middle and tiny bulbs are planted on the right.

The bulbs are an experiment to build them up to full size for next year. I'll fertilize them like crazy when they start to wane late in spring and then dig them up. Marigolds have selfseeded everywhere in this new moist soil which is probably not a bad thing.

I planted broccoli seed into seed raising mix last weekend so maybe next week they'll put their heads up for plant out mid June.
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