Saturday, April 09, 2011

Garden 2011: Broccoli and More

After transplanting the full row of broccoli, Jo watered them with a fish emulsion mixture. The dogs think fish emulsion smells like something that really needs to be rolled in. (Part #1 of transplanting broccoli into the garden is here.)

Finally Jo covered the newly transplanted veggies -- broccoli, cauliflower and Chinese cabbage -- with high-tech mini-greenhouses, otherwise known as cloches, which I photographed the following day. We're not likely to get temperatures cold enough to damage the transplants, but the cloches also help keep them from drying out and protect the tender young plants from being buffeted around in our gusty south wind. (Yes, I really do need to crank up our lawnmower and mow the aisles between garden beds.)

Meanwhile, elsewhere in the garden... While it's not necessary to make an emergency run into town for whipped cream just yet, our strawberries are blooming.



Nellie from Beyond My Garden said...

4-6 weeks for strawberries. I can't wait for the quick season to begin.

Pat - Arkansas said...

Very neat garden beds, Jo & Marvin.

Yum! on the strawberries. Some of the best berries in Arkansas are grown in your area.

TexWisGirl said...

ha ha! laughed at the whipped cream run! :)