RIP winter that wasn't a winter. Hello spring dressing up as summer.
I was out hand watering this morning because everything was so parched. Before long I was dripping in sweat. My salad crops are looking very sad. Not much more tenderleaf lettuce left I suspect.
On the other hand, today I spied popping up the very first day of spring:
- the season first pollinated seminole pumpkin
- a batch of black jungle butterbeans getting close to harvest
- the first of the summer amaranth poking little heads above ground
Oh, and breakfast was from the vines this morning as I watered. Cherry & current tomatoes, snap beans, raspberries, and a broccoli sprout here and there.
Speaking of broccoli, has anybody grown purple sprouting broccoli here? I have these stunningly beautiful plants that are over 3' tall with no sign of sprouts. I keep hoping some sprouts will show up before it gets too hot for them.
Happy Spring everybody!
Here is a link that might be useful: Purple Sprouting Broccoli