Quite a few of my radicchio have bolted which I believe is weather related. (If I remember correctly we had an unusual weather pattern earlier this year.)
It could also be because I started my seeds too early. Spring was very late in arriving and the nighttime temperature dipped below 50°F during the seedlings stage (this will induce bolting) then it was hot and dry a condition which will also cause bolting.
In 2013, I started my radicchio/chicory seeds late-May and had a very good harvest with solid-nice-round-red-heads. In 2014 I started my seeds mid-April and had a decent harvest, so this year I thought I would be smart and started my seeds indoors on 3/20/15 for an early harvest.
Radicchio, a cool season crop, does best as a fall crop with fewer problems and also tend to produce larger heads maturing during cooler weather. So from now on I will have patience and wait until late-May/early-June to start my seeds.
I would love to find a good spring variety for the Northeast. Any recommendations?
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Decided to experiment with growing little finger carrots in a flower pot, the pot in the photo below is about 10-inches in diameter.
As the above photo shows, the plants are happy but do need thinning.
Aren’t these the cutest baby carrots? and only 57 days to maturity. This would be a good garden/container project for kids.
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In the basket above are a few missed garlic scapes they are also the last treat until next spring.
I knew the Duganski garlic was not yet ready for harvest but the inquiring mind needed to know what the bulb looked like at this stage so I pulled one. Leaving it in the shed to cure to see what happens. Will it develop purple stripes?
Will be combining the green and red giant mustard and freeze for winter use in soup.
The red amaranth freezes well also so they too will be going into the freezer.
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NO broccoli this year.
Saw a rabbit in my veggie garden and stupid me did not chase it out. The above is the result. Apparently that rabbit had a fondness for broccoli. It also nibbled on the collard and kale but left everything else.
My rabbit is into healthy eating.
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Rabbits also love kohlrabi.
I believe the above damage was done by another rabbit (I have quite a few living on my property).
Did salvage 2 undamaged kohlrabis from the other end of the window box.
This is the last time I am planting early white Vienna as I prefer purple kolibri they are also so pretty in both the garden and window box.
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