Veggie garden is now fully planted and most of the plants, except the okra, are looking good. Had a couple nights of temp in the 40’s during the week. The leaves on the okra plants drooped, turned yellow and fell off. I am hoping the plants will bounce back.
Transplanted the chayote into the ground. The original vine was yellowing, so I lopped it off, not sure if I did the right thing. The new vine (photo below) looks healthy. Pinched off the tip to encourage branching. I hope it set some fruits, will keep you posted.
Also transplanted the heirloom goji berry plants. All 7 are doing well.
Heirloom Goji berry plants
Broccoli seedlings transplanted and toothpicked to prevent cut worms from harming the seedlings. (Hard to see, but if you look closely at the photo on the right, you will see 2 toothpicks, one on each side of the seedlings.)
Did the same with the kohlrabi, kale Brussels sprouts and collard seedlings.
Did not toothpick the chicory and celeriac as cut worms do not seem to bother them.
Direct sow parsnips, more carrots and more beets. Blue potatoes have sprouted and looking good.
Garlic scapes are ready for harvest.
Cut scapes into about 2-inch lengths. Stir-fried with sliced cabbage (from the store) in a bit of oil, salt and pepper. Finished with 1 teaspoon of Asian sesame oil. Served as a side.
Sorry there is no recipe.
Was hoping to resume my Friday’s recipe postings but had a few unexpected issues so am once again playing catch up.
I was having a really good and productive week and getting all caught up until the unexpected surprises cropped up. One of which is a leak in the underground water hose leading to the veggie garden. Locating the leak is going to be a challenge. Got to give this matter some serious thinking before digging. I think (hope) I know where the leak is but there is a bee/wasp (?) nest in that location.
Other harvest of the week were: more red rib dandelions, Chinese chives and kale.
Red rib dandelions, Chinese (garlic) chives and kale
Photo at right is what the amaranth plant looks like. This volunteer is growing in the carrot bed. I should remove it, but it adds interest to the area and is happy. I can afford to lose a few carrots so am leaving it there.
Chinese parsley (cilantro) flowers
Anyone knows what the bug on the lower left hand corner is?
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