Harvesting already in Z5
Last night we pulled up all of our Spanish roja. This is about a month early.
Several weeks ago the tops started falling over. I watered thoroughly and they perked back up, but then the whole patch collapsed early last week. I saw only two little scapes starting, and several of the plants had yellowing only on the lowest leaves.
Rather than risk rotting with all this torrential rain we're having, I bit the bullet and yanked them all up.
Interestingly, some of the heads are bigger than I've ever gotten. Most are medium to small, with a disappointing number of single rounds, but the big ones are really nice.
Any ideas what happened? I let the leaves lay over for a couple weeks. I've never had them fall like that.
So far no sign of fusarium, no visible pests in the soil (other than an alarming number of spiders), nothing.