The volunteer Purple Dragon carrots are blooming.
|Parsnips and onions|
The parsnips are also blooming. And those onions have been put on notice; if they are not sizing up by the time the parsnips set seed and are ready to come out, then the onions are going too! They just don't seem to be growing very well. I'm not sure if it's the soil or if they aren't getting enough water or what.
Things are going out and going in nearly every day right now. This was the last brassica bed, which you last saw in this post. Last week I realized the broccolis were really just putting out a lot of small new leaves and not much else so I tossed them to the chickens and prepped the bed. Just got it planted yesterday. In dry weather I tend to make deep furrows for planting even though I'm not that fond of planting in straight lines. I make the furrows with my triangle hoe and push the seeds down into the bottom of the furrow. That way all the water runs to the bottom and helps keep the seed moister. In this bed I planted quinoa, a plant grown for it's leaves and seeds, more red burgundy amaranth and some anasazi beans. We'll see how that works out.
|Mammoth Melting Sugar peas|