Radical Radishes!

Weather: 56°F Cloudy (Low 47°F)

It’s been a wet week with some wind and cooler temperatures but that isn’t slowing down the garden! Radishes planted in March are ready for harvest along with arugula, cilantro, lettuce, sorrel and spinach. The carrots, chives and Swiss chard seem to be taking their time and the peas have finally reached their trellis so they ought to be shooting sky high soon. We haven’t noticed much herbivore damage but there is still thinning to be done. Let me put out a disclaimer: I usually HATE thinning and either don’t do it or put it off until way too late. When you don’t thin, you don’t get good root crops. Thin for better growth all the way around. Enjoy the baby sprouts too. It’s high time to start your compost pile (if you don’t have one going already). As you harvest you’ll have plant waste and keeping a compost area close to the garden is very important. What are you doing with your harvest? Leave recipe comments below! Need a crash course on compost? Email us at youtheducation@civicgardencenter.org and share your stories.

Time to start harvesting those lovely radishes
Time to start harvesting those lovely radishes
The peas are finally grasping their trellis
The peas are finally grasping their trellis
Carrots are finally sprouting
Carrots are finally sprouting
Add some kick to your salad or to some salsa with this cilantro
Add some kick to your salad or to some salsa with this cilantro
Leafy lettuce is tender and ready for salad
Leafy lettuce is tender and ready for salad
Spinach on the left, chives in the middle, and cilantro on the right
Spinach on the left, chives in the middle, and cilantro on the right
Radishes that needed to be removed during the thinning process
Radishes that needed to be removed during the thinning process
Arugula adds bold flavor to your sandwiches and salads
Arugula adds bold flavor to your sandwiches and salads
Arugula on the left and sorrel on the right
Arugula on the left and sorrel on the right

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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