Friday, April 17, 2015

Fenton Friday: Seedlings Up!

Arugula seedlings
This week at my community garden plot we had several days of rain and wind, so it was hard to get over and do too much. We are still awaiting our compost and mulch delivery so we can re-do our common pathways and add leaf compost to the raised beds, so I'm keeping the straw cover in place for now.

Most of the seeds I planted last week are now up including arugula and radish. I'm also seeing a hint of the carrots.

The pea seedlings are coming along nicely and are starting to form tendrils and reach out for their supports.

I was able to harvest another couple handfuls of asparagus spears as well.

Pea seedlings
Surprisingly, the kale from last fall has started to bolt (set flower). It has not been that warm or sunny, so I'm not sure what sparked that off.

I hope to get over this coming week and start thinning out the seedlings and maybe seed some annual flowers in also.

What is growing in YOUR edible garden now?
Bolted kale
Asparagus spears in strawberry patch
About Fenton Friday:
Every Friday during the growing season, I'll be giving you an update on my community garden plot at the Fenton Street Community Garden just across the street from my house. I'm plot #16. It is a 10 ft x 20 ft space and this is our 4th year in the garden. (It opened in May 2011.)

2 comments:

butterkupflowers said...

I had a DELISH dinner last night of the over-wintered kale from my plot at #26. Wee little carrots, sugar snap peas and lettuces coming up now. Also so many turnips I'm not sure I can thin them all. Hey! Do you need a chive plant? Quite a few of those came back with a vengeance.
Great post, Kathy!

WashingtonGardener said...

That does sound delicious, butterkupflowers. I may try turnips again this year too. Yes, I could use some extra chives - my cats love to snack on them.