Fenton Friday: Under a Purple Moon

‘Purple Moon’ Kale seedlings

This week I harvested three handfuls of the Radishes – both ‘White Icicle’ and ‘Early Scarlet Globe’. They were mild and not sharp at all, which I attribute to our cool, wet spring weather. If you didn’t see our video that we posted a few days ago on how to easy it is to grow radishes, check it out here.

We had another freeze scare. I hope that is the last of the season! Everything seems to have pulled through fine.

I did a bit of weeding and pinned down a sheet of weed cloth over the unplanted areas of my plot. It is just so frustrating right now to have two plot neighbors who have not shown up to do anything yet this season, meaning I am basically sitting next to two weed seed bombs. I hope they come out to tame them soon!

Strawberry ‘Chandler’

I also harvested some Asparagus, Kale, and Spinach. The newly seeded green are growing fast and I should be up to my neck in salad greens in a few weeks.

The ‘Purple Moon’ Kale from Renee’s Garden are a few inches tall now and I am really liking their pretty color.

There were signs of slugs chewing on the radishes and baby beets, so I liberally sprinkled Sluggo (iron phosphate) around them as well as in the Strawberry patch. The slug that dares to chew on one of my berries this season is going to sign his death warrant!

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.