Fenton Friday: All Hail Kale


This week at the garden plot things are humming right along.

The carrots, radish, turnips, spinach, peas, and garlic all doubled in size since last week.

The kale is bursting out from under the cover cloth and the broccoli is also pushing to get out of it, so I harvested from both and plan to combine them both with pasta tonight.

The strawberry plants even have a few early blooms on them!

The only disappointment is the asparagus. I really thought I would arrive to final several spears up today that I could try out in an omelette recipe. Alas, I found only a few measly spears and I fear that the plant is petered out and I need to start over again. Which means another 3-year wait for a decent harvest again, sigh. Well, better to do so now, then waiting and losing another year of future harvest.

What are you planting this month in your edible garden? 

About Fenton Friday: Every Friday during the growing season, I’ll be giving you an update on my community garden plot at the Fenton Street Community Garden just across the street from my house in zone 7 Mid-Atlantic MD/DC border. I’m plot #16. It is a 10 ft x 20 ft space and this is our 8th year in the garden. (It opened in May 2011.) See past posts about our edible garden by putting “Fenton” into the Search box above.