Ourdoor Greens 2016

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My first cabbage and lettuce transplants have been outside for 4 weeks now, aged 9 and 6 weeks, I think. Oh, how little we've grown...

There really was gorgeous early spring weather, after a ridiculously warm winter. Then we got a cold spell. Nothing died. But they sure haven't grown much either.

Hopefully now we're done with all that deep-freeze nonsense. (As of, like, 10:00 a.m. this morning.)

This is 2 varieties of Chinese cabbage (kaboko and wa wa tsai), Early Jersey Wakefield stonehead cabbage, and Little Caesar lettuce. And assorted spinach and komatsuna.

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Harvested the last of the

Harvested the last of the cabbages on 6/11. They were good! Early stonehead cabbages finish a tad late to sneak in before the peppers need transplanting out, at least this year. (It was a very cool spring.)

Only herbs outside now for greens. The aphids and cabbage worms are just a nuisance in summer. I don't find aphid-infested produce tempting. The May and June cabbages were bug-free, though. yes

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Oh, there are herbs, too.

Oh, there are herbs, too. Chives and oregano and green onions come back every year. Plus a volunteer cilantro, some rosemary. I ought to plant some basil soon.

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Almost all the greens are

Almost all the greens are harvested now - two pointy stonehead cabbages left to head a bit more. The spinach was disappointing - still pretty puny when it started to bolt. But spinach harvests are never as big as I'd like. An entire growbox full melts down to about a cup and a half cooked. Made some great spinach alfredo with them, though. Tried a number of things with the chinese cabbage, but what I liked best was plain old cole slaw (used an unripe stonehead cabbage in that, too - the two cabbages in the photo on the kitchen counter). The little romaines were good, and easy to give as gifts. People are less into cabbage, it seems.

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The warm weather was short

The warm weather was short-lived. Cold resumed, then the rains set in. frown The sun finally came out today for the first time in a week, and tomorrow night's forecast low is 41°. None of the summer stuff is sun-hardened. So the greens get extra time. The driveway box needs to be cleared first, since the tomatoes headed there are awfully large already.

Harvested a couple more chinese cabbage (aka napa) small, and three of the little caesar lettuces. Picking at the spinach as well. That's 3 varieties of spinach (baby leaf, something Japanese, and bloomsdale long-standing) plus a row of komatsuna in the middle. The wa wa tsai small chinese cabbage is indeed small! Lower right on the driveway box.

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Harvested 2 of the chinese

Harvested 2 of the chinese cabbage so far, small, in order to spread out the harvest. In two weeks, tomatoes and peppers are supposed to go in these growboxes. Everything's taking off with warm weather now.

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