May 19 Garden Notes

sideview into the vegetable garden
The garden is a good two weeks ahead of last year (read today’s NYT article about climate change and the National Academy of Sciences), and a good three times the size (not due to climate change, but to my efforts at coping with it and inter-cultural communications and understanding).

Transplants started in the basement under grow lights now up and growing under tunnels or in the open garden:

125 hot peppers: ancho, thai, cascabella, serrano, pasilla, numex, alma, dulce rojo, cherezo and chimayo are all out there sorting themselves out (mulato islemo, mirabel, don padrone & espanola await planting in the garden)
snug under the tunnel
artichokes (globe and purple)
eggplants (Japanese and Italian varieties)
fennel
raddichio
lacinato kale
winter squash (kiri and buttercup)
gourds (birdhouse and corisican)
melons (chanterais)
pumpkins (french cinderella)
tomatoes (brandywine, pole cherokee purple, san marzano)
tomatillo (green and purple varieties)
greek oregano (I replant every couple of years)
sweet marjoram
rapini
chamomile
lemongrass
parsley
nasturtium
thai and genovese basil

Perennial & fall starts up

chives in rain
chives
lavender
garlic
shallots
egyptian onion
oregano
dill
cilantro
mint
tarragon
sage
winter savry
sorrel

Seeds planted in the garden, up and growing &/or being harvested
last night for dinner
potatoes (four kinds)
spinach (2 kinds)
lettuces
arugula (three kinds)
first radishes
onion sets & leek sets
poppy seed poppies
mustard seed
peas (3 kinds)
fava beans
nigella
fenugreek
beets
carrots
french breakfast radishes
watercress (down at the pond)

Plants purchased
zaatar
epazote
lemon thyme

Seeds planted but not up

chard
pole filet beans

More to be planted and transplanted!

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