The Spring to Summer Change over - As the Greens Go, the Veggies Grow
It's that time of year - our spring veggies have been growing like crazy now that the cold weather is past. Greens are reaching their peak including lettuce, arugula, cabbage, broccoli and kale. Radishes are doing great and we are about to harvest turnips. At the same time we've been carefully choosing what to harvest and pull from the spring stuff to make room to add in summer veggies like tomatoes, peppers, squash, cucumbers, etc. They are all inter-dispersed so as the greens go, the vegetables grow.
This is a pretty each changeover, though at times we'd prefer try and get some plants in sooner and have to wait a few days to a week or two for the spring plants to reach their peak.
This year we've also added a good bit of new stuff: fennel, celery, variations of herbs like Vietnamese cilantro and lemon grass.
From some of our early starts we have green tomatoes that are aaallllmmmoooossssttt ready, it seems like at this point they take forever since we want that first one so bad. Today I had my first banana pepper from the garden and yesterday we had our first strawberries. We've also been getting a lot of beans, mostly snow peas and snap peas, which take their turn on the trellis as we wait to put in cucumbers.