A few things did get started in containers, but they were visited by one disaster after another. If it wasn't squirrels digging and mangling seedlings, than it was birds pecking off every single spinach seedling in 3 containers. Then there was the torrential rain.
- sprouting broccoli
- sprouting turnip
- choy sum
- pak choy
- corn salad
When the seedlings are little and just starting to germinate, I water by hand everyday with a watering can that has a fine stream. Once the plants get a bit bigger, I'll start thinning/harvesting.
With it being so hot most everything is germinating in 3-4 days. Although, I had to replant one of the pea beds a couple times, either due to old seed or planting them too early in the day and they ended up cooking in the ground.
- Dig and plant the bed for fava beans or broad beans.
- Dig and plant the greenhouse with spinach, lettuce, and peas.
- Direct seed even more turnips and radishes
|Mingling with self-sown bush beans are rapini/sprouting broccoli, sprouting turnips, and kohlrabi.|
|Sprouting broccoli or broccoli raab.|
Choy sum is a green that is usually allowed to bolt, the flowering stems are supposed to be deliciously sweet and crunchy. I've had them prepared by quick parboiling and then quickly stir-fried with garlic and salt in a very hot pan. So good.
|The pea beds are interplanted with turnips and Giant Luo Buo radishes.|
Little snap pea seedlings. This bed came up fine, but the peas in the other bed had to be replanted 3 times.
|Sprouting turnips or Sessantina cima di rapa|