This week wrapped up planting cold hardy seed crops. I’ve also been spending time with in the rhubarb patch.
I replanted radishes on 18″ spacing, two rows to the bed.
Emily seeded these in an unheated greenhouse in March. A couple of weeks ago, as she harvested bunches for market, she picked out the nicest for seed. I stashed the radishes in the fridge for 2 weeks to trick them into thinking it was winter.
I transplanted hundreds of Mizuna plants for seed (in addition to lettuces and other brassica species). I also seeded cold tolerant flowers like poppies, nigellas, and some trial centaureas.
I use an Earthway seeder to make parallel rows for transplanting. (You can see the wheelmarks in the radish pictures above.)
It is easier and quicker to weed when things are evenly spaced and straight. (Also notice the tape measure in the radish pics.)
We’ve been harvesting rhubarbs stalks for two weeks. This week flowers emerged.
I pull the rhubarb flower stalks out. If I don’t, the plant will put more energy into the flowers and seeds then into the stems.
As we harvest the rhubarb, we systematically pull the flowers and leave them behind.
That’s all for today!