I am really enjoying the rewards of having planted cold weather crops back in early March. There were a few very cold nights that required some fast thinking in order to keep the plants warm, but overall this has been a very easy crop to grow. I haven't added any fertilizer to the soil, and with all of the spring rain we have had, I haven't needed to water but for a couple times.
bok choi april 16th, 2009
Everyday I go out and harvest a big handful of leafy greens, and I will continue to do so right up until I pull these out and change over to Tomatoes, which is at least another month from now. Before I do that I will be adding another row of timbers around this bed to add some additional depth, then I will turn in some composted manure and add another three or four inches of mushroom soil. The soil mix I used last year from Primex Garden Supply in Glenside, Pa. was perfect for tomatoes. My crop was superb and abundant.
cold crops april 16th, 2009