The warm evening was great for cleaning up the veggie beds up front. I hacked back the parsley, while Nathan trimmed the rhubarb and harvested a huge pile of stalks for making jam. This freed the green onion starts and fennel from its smothering leaves. We also tackled the fava beans, harvesting another grocery bag’s worth of beans that we now need to husk, and pulling up plants that were done producing. The pile of compost for the chickens is huge!
I also hacked back the kale, cabbages, and collards - making room for the tomato that I planted there two weeks ago. I’ve left a few plants so I can harvest the seeds once they’ve dried out. The pile of strawberries (and a handful of tiny alpine strawberries and blackcap raspberries) that I harvested were a great addition to dinner.
In the new plant department, one of the hubbard squash seeds has sprouted, and one tiny basil, but I couldn’t find any other seedlings poking through yet.