Yesterday was the beginning of a week of forecasted record warm temperatures. It was in the 70s here in Mid-March which is unheard of. Usually we’re watching for a late snowstorm at this time of year.
It was too warm out front in the sun so I moved to the garden in the back. I weeded the cold frame. Lots of greens in are there beginning to rebound.
I decided to open up the hoop frame and weed it. The winter lettuce mixes from Fedco did very well. I need to begin harvesting these greens.
Then there were nice empty spaces so I transplanted spinach, chard & arugula into the empty spaces. I left the plastic off since it will be so warm this week.
The soil seemed pretty workable and so I decided to plant peas. It’s two weeks early, but why not? So I pulled the brussels sprouts & kale, added compost to the row, and dug down the path and mounded it on top of the row too. Then I planted peas. We’ll have to go back and put in the stakes and fencing later this week.
Finally, I turned over the rye grass in the next bed where the kale and cole crops will go. It takes a while to kill the rye grass and so it’s good to start the process now. (Peas on the right, turned rye grass on the left).
Here’s the garden at the end of the afternoon.