Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Thinning, intentional and not

Today I thinned out the Haikauri turnips, and ended up with a nice harvest of roots up to golf ball sized +. These were planted so recently; was it four or five short weeks ago? They are so sweet and tender and fast growing! I got hooked on them a couple of years ago.

Mother Nature thinned the carrots and chard as punishment for my failure to water the young seedlings over the last sunny week. I am left with two pitiful chard seedlings and only half my carrots. Disappointing after getting them so far along from seed. Well, I know better and have only myself to blame! Now, what to plant in those bare spots ...