Waltham 29, Green Sprouting Calabrese, & Early Purple Sprouting Broccoli
Realization Of The Day:
I have to start worrying about the broccoli again. The damn things came back to life. Entirely my fault. Instead of feeding the pathetic looking, half-dead seedlings to the chickens as planned, I watered them. What was I thinking? Now it's May (which is practically the beginning of summer here), and there is absolutely no chance I will be able to get broccoli to mature this late--even if I could untangle the rootbound mess each container has become and find some spare garden space. Hmmmm. Maybe I should just grab the scissors, snip myself the healthiest little salad on earth, and swallow the worry right along with it. Yes, that's it. I will eat the evidence.
I still haven't transplanted the parsley, leeks, and cutting celery! (This flat of seedlings has been hiding on my potting bench.)
Minding The Moonsigns:
--Planted Masai and Straight'N'Narrow bush beans yesterday--which was the wrong day according to the moon. Today, tommorow, and Thursday (as I believe I noted at least twice in earlier posts) are the fertile, first quarter days for planting. Oops. Bright side #1: If the beans don't come up, I have something to blame. And #2: fortunately I didn't get around to planting everything else I wanted to yesterday. I think I mentioned that once you learn about this minding the moonsigns business, you will most likely wish you never had.
--We had 4-1/2 inches of rain in two days. That does wonders in the garden. The garlic I planted in various spots around the garden last week as part of my Late Spring Green Garlic Plan is already poking up.
Note: I'm probably going to be taking a little break from blogging. Click here to learn why.