Friday, April 02, 2021

Fenton Friday: First Fava Sighting

fava seedlings in two rows in the ground

fava seedlings in a container

This week was cold and rainy with brutal high winds. That kept me out of the plot except for a bit of weeding.

The great news is that both the peas and fava beans have emerged. The fava are in two rows in the ground and we planted some in a container as well, just to see how that would work.

The other thing to emerge, right on time for Easter, are a few stalks of the
 asparagus. I will be looking out for many more in the coming days. 

The lettuce, broccoli, garlic, and arugula are all doing well - despite last night's near-freezing temps -- as are the strawberries, blackberry, rosemary, yarrow, and chives. No sign yet of the newly planted potatoes, but I was not expecting that for a few weeks still.

I did not get a chance yet to do the plot clean-up nor to sow the seeds for carrots, radish, parsnip, turnips, and more lettuces.

How is your edible garden growing?

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 in zone 7 Mid-Atlantic MD/DC border. I'm plot #16. It is a 10 ft x 20 ft space and this is our 8th year in the garden. (It opened in May 2011.) See past posts about our edible garden by putting "Fenton" into the Search box above.


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