WeeBee Farms will have Onion starts late April through mid-May. Here's how to plant them:
Choosing the right site-
Onions love to grow in full sun in light, well-drained soil that's high in organic matter.
When to plant- to get to optimal size onion transplants should be planted 2-4 weeks before
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
This week is unusually hot and sunny for April. The salad bowls, lettuces and mustard greens are wilting in the heat. Make sure to water them like crazy, and if possible, give them shade during the hot part of the day!! Freshly planted seedlings are more vulnerable to heat because their root system has not spread out yet. Even more vulnerable are plants in little black pots. Keep these in the shade on hot days, or plant them in the evening and water them deeply.
Friday, April 13, 2012
Buy one before Mid-May, as they love cold weather and won't be bothered by frost, but do not do well in heat. Harvest about half of each plant when the plant is around 6" high or so. Lettuce will be fairly long-lasting if you keep using it. Harvest often, by pinching off outer, bigger leaves.
Here are a few veggies that may be in your bowl:
- Mustard (Osaka purple, mizuna or komatsuna, ruby streaks): short-lived, eat leaves while small.
- Kale and chard: eat leaves while small, do not let it get big or it will take over the whole bowl.
- Spinach or Arugula: short-lived, eat small young leaves.
- Chives: a long-lived perennial. Harvest by clipping or pinching. Replant outdoors when bowl is done.
- Garlic Greens (sometimes marked by a stick if they haven't come up yet) Pinch off leaves and use in salads or with rice, eggs, stirfries, soup, etc. Bulbs will be tiny and not fully formed- not worth waiting for.
- Italian Red Bunching Onions - eat green part, or wait and use little bulbs like scallions
Labels: salad bowls
Friday, April 6, 2012
Delaway O Karen’s 2011 favorite. Very sweet and productive
Dinosaur O Also called Lacinato, Tuscan, Black Nero. Delicious, gorgeous
Red Winter O Very hardy, pretty and good tasting. Eat small or medium leaves
Judy’s Kale O Tall, broad leaves, good for bunching. Excellent taste
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
|Swiss Giant snow peas|
Type height trellis?
Green Arrow shelling 65 days 24" no high yields, 4" pods, disease tolerant
Wando shelling 68 days 24" no
heat tolerant heirloom