Archive | May 2013

Garden Update-May 2013

I think by now we all realize that this has been a very strange year. Winter just wouldn’t let go, spring has been very wet, and some late frosts has kept a few things from going into the ground. But finally it seems that tide may have turned.  The weather has warmed, the tomatoes are in the ground and my first harvest of the year is in the basket.  Ok its not much, but its something.  I sifted through the two rows of radishes and pulled the biggest ones out to try and give the smaller ones a bit more room.

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Plum Purples and Early Scarlet Globe Radishes, totaling about half a pound. A good start to the year.

For most gardeners radishes are the earliest crop to be harvested.  The grow quickly and can take frosts without any significant damage.  If you are not a fan of radishes I would still suggest growing a small row.  If you don’t like them then find someone who does or drop them off at a food pantry.  They are early enough that you can harvest them and still have plenty of time to plant summer crops in the same location.  I planted two varieties this year, Plum Purple and Early Scarlet Globe (ESG).  The ESG are a very traditional radish that has a nice bit to it while the Plum Purple is a pretty mild variety so it might be a good choice for kids or non-radish people.  Well that’s about it for today.  Hope everyone can get something out of the garden soon.  The first harvest always feels good.  Good growing everybody.

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