Thursday, July 28, 2011

Out of town for 2 weeks

When I came back, everything was so big and wild looking. Many of the vegetables had bolted. No, that doesn't mean they ran away. It means they started to flower and then to make seed. It also means the vegetables better be harvested soon or they won't be any good. What bolted? Mustard greens, arugula, Daikon radishes, red radishes, spinach and bok choy.

Worked the last 2 days in trying to get the garden back in shape. Pruning the tomatoes and tying them up to the supports, feeding them Tomatoes Alive. I also pulled out the bolted spinach, and cut off the flowers on the mustard greens and arugula.

Juna came today and helped me plant more radishes, spinach, lettuce, bok choy, carrots. We took compost from the compost pile, after sifting it to remove large uncomposted pieces, and added this compost to the newly seeded areas. Then we watered well.

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