Saturday, February 19, 2011

Saturday 2-19-11 Garden Workday

Bruce weeded the eastern half of Bed C1 and marked the location of lettuce plants on the bed with twigs. Germination by location-planted was probably around 50%. Beds D1, D2 and E1 All had higher germination rates than Beds C1 and C2. The eastern half of C1 and all of C2 need to be weeded. Bruce noted potato shoots breaking through the surface in Beds AB10 and CDE3.5 of the Norkota Russets , 3 of the Cal White and 8 of the Red La Sota.  AB9 Cauliflower plants are less vigorous (less than half the size of collard and broccoli varieties transplanted the same time).  Broccoli plants are are 6 to 8 inches high and collards are about 5 to 6 inches tall. Lacinate Kale in A6 and Red Russion Kale in B5 are are growing well. Beets in B6 are growing very well. Giant Southern mustard in bed B3 are growing very vigorously and are also being munched.  Bruce picked another cucumber beetle off one of the plants.

All beds need some amount of weeding and all should be mulched.

The mountains and hills to the South and East had a relatively heavy cover of snow down to about 1,000 ft.

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