Green leaf lettuce was ready, and we got to take 2 heads so I did that, then a pound of spinach, some mustard greens, baby salad greens, and a bunch of kale. So yes, I'm learning how to prepare greens in various ways. Tonight I think the mustard greens are going to become acquainted with some bacon and onions. Last night, I took a page out of this month's Food and Wine and grilled kale! It was really good.
Today I was charged with the task of getting my own produce planted. I researched on the Farmer's Almanac that my carrots could've gone in the ground weeks ago. Unfortunately all that work I did in March to get the garden ready was wasted as it was now weed filled, and I had to pull them out and turn things over again. But the carrots, radishes, and potatoes are in, and the cukes transplanted outside.
<------ Cute Cukes.
The chives are just about to bloom. I'm going to add some rosemary and thyme this year because the ones I planted originally didn't make it.
Now, the potatoes are planted in this cool little product from the Gardener's Supply catalog called what else but, a potato grow bag. I guess the material is made to allow proper soil containment but drain etc. And apparently, my potato failure from last season was because I failed to read all the details about planting them.
I just buried them under dirt and called it day, but you only cover them with a little soil, and as they grow you add more soil to cover what's exposed.
Makes sense actually when you think about it.
So, like I posted on my facebook page, I'm tired. But I don't smell anymore, I showered.