Friday, April 14, 2017
Fenton Friday: First of the Season
The first post of the season finds my plot once again run over by Henbit and Chickweed. Alas, no poultry in sight to take care of it. Weeding it all out has been slow this time due to having a broken toe. It is healing quickly, but not fast enough for me to be at top-speed in the garden yet.
Looking at what over-wintered for me. I lost all my Calendula. It had a good multi-year run, so I'm not too upset. Only a few Strawberry plants have returned, but the Asparagus and Garlic are doing very well. I also have one hardy rosemary that is fine. Cabbages and Kale also over-wintered though I think hey may be too tough and bitter for eating so I will use them instead as a garnish.
Newly added by seed in the last few weeks are rows of :Mustard Greens, Bloomsdale Spinach, Lettuce, Radish 'Crimson Crunch,' Carrots "Scarlet Nantes,' Cilantro, Arugula, and Parsley.
How is your edible garden growing this week?
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 5th year in the garden. (It opened in May 2011.)
As the holiday season is upon us, I find my email inbox filling up with requests from product companies and PR companies urging me to share...
Crocus lawns are popping up all over the Washington, DC, region. They look so enchanting and romantic. They must be a lot of work, rig...
I was so sad to hear of the passing of a great plantsman and herbalist this week. Jim Duke is one of those people who touch so many lives ...