Friday, May 07, 2021

Fenton Friday: Fava Flowers

This week's weather was up and down -- rain, winds, hot, and cold -- a little of everything.

I was pleased to see the fava bean plants have set flowers (see pic above) and the strawberries are setting lots of fruits.

All of the seedlings, except the carrots (no sign of them yet), are growing well and need another round of thinning soon.

We picked lettuces and radishes today. I also chase a fat rabbit out of the garden and into the nearby park. Call me "Mrs. McGregor," if you like, but that bunny is not getting plump on my produce!

Elsewhere in the plot, the potato plants put on a great growth and I am now letting the asparagus bolt.

The purple broccoli look like they may bolt any second too. So I may go back and cut the heads tomorrow to eat them then pull the plants to make way for all the seedlings I am buying at the Silver Spring Garden Club's GardenMart sale tomorrow. I already snagged a 'Sungold' tomato plant during set-up today and expect to pick up several more tomatoes and also basils, peppers, and maybe a few swiss chard plants too.

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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