25Oct10 (day 298):
Mark sprayed spinosad and bt, and Safer soap on the entire GOG…
Bed A5: harvested two purple top turnips today (298-244=54 days). They were large and nice, however one had depressions on the surface, probably due to rocks. The other was flawless.
Bed A2: there were cabbage aphids starting on the broccoli. All of the Goliath, and a few of the Diplomat broccoli have tiny heads now, maybe 1 inch across. Two days ago Bruce and Mark harvested a few large collard leaves and cooked them up.
Bed A3: Many more of the soft neck garlic are now sprouting.
Bed A1: Spinach is very slow to germinate.
Bruce and Mark planted many seeds yesterday in the garage…mostly lettuce, but also chard, spinach, parsley, etc. I also started pregermination of peas (Little Marvel, Mr. Big, Alderman, Sugar Snap, and Mammoth Melting Sugar). Put them in quart mason jars with cheesecloth lids, with paper towel inside.