My husband rototilled Tuesday, April 19th, to get ahead of the rain. The soil tilth was at that perfect place, still soft and fluffy with just the right moisture content and even better, there were tons of worms running around in the garden. On Saturday my husband picked up a couple trailer loads of mulch which the city makes from tree waste, at $5 a truckload it's a real bargain.
This week I plan on planting out seedlings for 7 varieties of broccoli, and 4 varieties of Brussels sprouts. Seeding bush beans, summer squash, and zucchini are also at the top of the list.
Broccoli and Brussels sprouts don't like to be root bound so it's the perfect time actually, I'll be putting them in the ground instead of potting them up.
Brussels sprout varieties:
Only Catskill Brussels sprouts didn't come up.