It was a lovely, sunny day today, so I finally made it out to the garden. I prepped and fertilized (alfalfa pellets) the small beds #4 and #6, then moved the pot of cilantro to bed #4 and gave it a good shot of fish emulsion. I moved 14 shallots to bed #6 and also fertilized them with the fish emulsion. They didn't look very good, the tops were green, but the bulbs were mushy, so I only used the best looking ones. I also fertilized the potted rosemary with fish emulsion, and will move it to its permanent place as soon as I get that bed prepped.
Son John wired my new 2’ grow light with a grounded plug, so I can now safely plug it in. This will fit in the laundry room window, or hang on hooks along side the mini greenhouse for seedlings that can stand cooler temps. He also cut and installed another permanent shelf for the mini greenhouse, giving me two 2’x4’ shelves. I'll go to Lowe's tomorrow to buy two more 4' shop lights to add to the two I bought last year. Planting time is getting close!
I killed a squash bug on the patio today. I never saw any at all last year, so I hope this doesn't mean I'll have an infestation this summer.
I picked 3 ounces of over wintered spinach, just enough to steam for Mr. H's dinner. I find the winter spinach a bit tough for salads, but it's very good when cooked.
Which brings me to Harvest Monday!
If you had a harvest last week, join us for Harvest Monday at Daphne's Dandelions!