Last week, Alex (March 22 post–The Spring Crops Are In!) harvested two pounds of lettuce from the Plot Against Hunger gardens and delivered them to AFAC. It was our second lettuce delivery. The first was last week and included spinach and some heads of romaine.
Yesterday, Jane, Sarah and I got into the large Plot garden early to weed (mostly the persistent sedge nut grass). Sarah had seen it coming back during the week and was in place weeding away when Jane and I got there. It’s amazing how fast three people can weed one garden.
We planted cucumbers, watermelon, and several kinds of summer and winter squashes in between the rows of spring crops. Timing is all.
My own garden is blossoming crazily in that lush, spring garden way it has. Yes, I cut blossoms to take home.
And I was lucky enough to be in the garden yet when Marcel arrived and told me I should cut some of his peonies before I left. O. M. G. Did I? Of course I did!
Then I went straight home and washed the radishes, arugula, spinach and kale I harvested.
Later today, or maybe tomorrow evening, I’ll go back and plant squashes, cucumbers, okra, and maybe some basil seeds…which I need to pick up from the hardware store. How could I not have basil seeds???