Yesterday was a very busy day. According to the weather report, night time temp will be staying above 50º as of last night, so I transplanted my bittermelon, Chinese celery, celeriac and Chinese long beans, gave each a nice drink of fish emulsion fertilizer. They are all happy in their new home.
Before transplanting the bittermelon seedlings I pinched off the tip of each, this will encourage branching.
Peas are looking good, stakes the snow peas and sugar pods. Hoping to plant my soybeans this week and maybe angled luffa, cucumbers and squash.
Choy sum not doing well at all, most are very skinny, as you can see from the above photo. I cut off the flowers (just above the last leaf from the ground, should have harvested earlier), fertilized the remainer of the plants and hoping for a cut-and-come-again harvest. Added the flowers to my spinach soup, they were tender and tasty not to mention added a lovely color to the dish. Remembered to take photo after I ate the soup, which was too late.
Harvest was good this past week.
◊ Spinach, 4 pounds. Shared a portion with neighbours, made soup with part of the harvest and froze the rest.
◊ Red giant mustard, 2½ pounds. Made soup and froze for the future.
Harvest lettuce, left: oakleaf; right, don’t know, was from a package labeled mesclun. Made a delicious salad with just oil and vinegar, oh so good.
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