Spring Bounty Comes After the Rain

Safe, I hope, from voles and rabbits....

Safe, I hope, from voles and rabbits….

We had so much rain last week, that I was really grateful to be able to get into the gardens on Sunday.  Obviously there was weeding to be done, but the produce had grown as well.  In spite of the cool weather, my beans have come up.  I hope they remain safe and snug in the enclosure I built for them.

The okra had also sprouted, helping me fantasize about warm summer days, even though my primary crops right now are kale, spinach and radishes. I have so many radishes, in fact that I’ve been eating them with butter in bread.  If you haven’t tried it, and you like radishes, spread butter thinly on the bread of your choice, lay sliced radishes on the bread, and either eat open faced or as a sandwich.  Fair warning:  I eat tomato and pesto sandwiches in the summer.  It helps to have good bread on hand.

Some of the yield, including, lettuce, kale, collards, and bok choi.

Some of the yield, including, lettuce, kale, collards, and bok choi.

 

The Plot Against Hunger garden got some extra attention from volunteers Martin and Filmona who helped conquer much of the sedge nut grass.  The garden now looks good again.  In spite of some theft of radishes (I wonder if the thieves had salads or sandwiches), I was able to harvest collards, bok choi, curly kale, and carrots to donate to AFAC.  Martin also donated a nice head of oak leaf lettuce.  Soon, I hope to plant summer and winter squashes in the space and hope for a good yield.  The harvest has begun!  Planting and weeding will continue.

This robin was finding its own harvests among the mint and tomato seedlings.

This robin was finding its own harvests among the mint and tomato seedlings.

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