The Greenhouse is Rockin’
The greenhouse is keeping us busy planting, weeding, thinning and the best part of gardening – harvesting. The slower growing early crops like beets and carrots are coming along slow but sure, but we’ve been able to supplement at least two meals a day out of the greenhouse now for about a month. Two ripe strawberries also never made it to the house 😉
It’s been nice to get fresh greens, bok choy and crunchy turnips for a change of pace. Kale and chard for greens over winter and into spring was getting tiresome, I was not sorry to see them go.’
The turnips are tiny yet, but very sweet and tasty, if you haven’t grown these yet, I think you should try. They do need row cover though for good results, but a very fast succession crop for those little fill in spots throughout the entire summer.
The early potatoes are doing well too, things are little crowded for good hilling with soil in here, so grass clippings have been filling in when available.
Part of the beauty of gardening in a space for some time is that you get edible volunteers. In this bed of kohlrabi, cilantro and arugula have self-seeded in a previous growing season. “Weeds” like this definitely keep us on our toes at weeding time.
In the greenhouse slated for over-wintering hardy greens, we have mowed the cover crop rye, tilled it in, and seeded buckwheat for a quick early summer cover crop. It almost feels like we skipped spring and are into summer already.