May 17, 2017

Spring Vegetables Planted May 11th

After being delayed for more than a month, the spring vegetables like kohlrabi, bulb fennel, spinach, mizuna, and tatsoi seedlings were planted out in the garden on May 11th. It's already pretty warm in Western Kentucky so who knows how well they'll do, but we shall see what we shall see.
Tatsoi. Slugs have been nibbling on a couple of the plants. I've looked to make sure its not cabbage caterpillars since the moths are definitely around.
 Lots of sad little bulb fennel seedlings.
 Kolibri (F1) and Winner (F1) kohlrabi.
And a couple lonely lonely spinach plants which will likely go to seed in the very near future.
Carentan leeks.

The leeks were planted using the trench method. I also dug down a couple inches with my fingers while planting each individual leek. There's about 100 seedlings spaced maybe 4 inches apart, as they gain some size we'll start thinning the rows.


Sue Garrett said...

Your planting technique for leeks is very different from ours. We plant in individual holes.

Margaret said...

You certainly are much further ahead than I am - the weather has been chilly and things are growing so slowly. Spinach I sowed over a month ago is barely an inch tall! But the weather has finally changed - in the 80's today - & hopefully this will speed things up.

Phuong said...

Hi Sue,
This is the first time I've tried the trench method, it was definitely easier planting them this way. Hopefully it'll work out.

Phuong said...

Hi Margaret,
Hopefully the weather will stay consistently warm for you now. The beginning of the season always seems to have its share of trials and tribulations. Here's to hoping for a fruitful year.

norma chang said...

I use the trench method to plant my leeks and yes, much easier than making individual holes.

Phuong said...

Hi Norma,
I think the leeks get more sunlight being planted in trenches, and as they get taller it'll be easy enough to pull the soil back in on them.