Friday, September 23, 2022

Fenton Friday: Peas Popping

Pea seedlings emerged.

This week we thinned all the seedlings we planted two weeks ago including the Chard, Kale, and 'Round Black Spanish' Radish. We sampled the baby seedlings and the Chard has a very strong beet taste, while the baby Kale takes like a mild cabbage. The Radish seedling tastes a bit like a radish, but also a bit cabbage-y.

The two crops we planted from seed last week -- 'Bauer' Lettuce and 'Snak Hero' Snap Pea -- are both up and doing well. (See pic of the pea seedlings above.)

We are still picking a few handfuls a week from the Cucamelons (Melothria scabra), cherry tomatoes, okra, and peppers. I donated some of the latter two and also Chinese Garlic Chives to a recent harvest collection for the hungry that we did at the garden.

The Zinnias are still flowering prolifically as are the other cut flowers (Tithonia, Celosia, and Marigolds). The Holy Basil is looking great and flowering up a storm which makes the bees very happy.

My big pumpkin is about half-way orange and I cannot wait to cut it from the stem to use for Halloween decor!

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 11th 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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