My neighbor was walking by and asked me, "Don't you get the day off?" Snork! My response was no I never get a day off. So yes I was working in the garden on Mother's Day all morning long. It was a wonderful morning. The clouds broke up and the sun was shining.
I got the tomatoes in the bed that were ready. Along the back is four Cherokee Purple and one Amish Paste. The other tomatoes for the back had issues with germination so came up later. They will get planted in a week or two. You might notice some plants between my back tomatoes. Those are Ground Control marigolds. I probably won't have nematode issues this year because of the new soil, but better safe than sorry. In the front are eight Heinz. I have room for one more plant in the front, but again we have to wait until it is big enough to go out.
I also planted up the tomatoes that go in the mixed bed. The other half is already planted in potatoes. This side gets four tomatoes along the back and some eggplant in the front. One tomato isn't in as it is too small right now. I threw in two nasturtiums for the corners of the bed in the front. I figured I'd use up my random flowers.
Then it was on to the cukes. Eight Diamant cucumbers were ready to go in. I don't like to let them get very big. Cukes do really well direct seeded, but I'm pushing my season. I have a nasturtium near them too so it can grow up the trellis with the cukes.
The cucumber bed is right next to the greens bed under the row cover. I noticed the Komatsuna was pushing on the row cover to get out. I planted things close together so I'd pick half of them smaller. I'd done that with the bok choy, but not with the other things yet. So I lifted up the cover to check it out
The other side of the Asian green section was huge. The Komatsuna was taking over so picked a couple of them. In the front the thinned out boc choys needed to be harvested. I left the green stemmed ones, but picked all the white stemmed ones as they were starting to bolt. To the right not pictured the Fun Jen got half harvested. The others two left can grow bigger now provided it can compete with the Chinese cabbage right in front of it. It is getting huge. And the red cabbage is finally starting to grow. Maybe I will yet have a harvest of it. Maybe.
The finally thing that needed doing was to talk to my townhouse mates. I told them if they wanted greens for a harvest I'd need some place to put them as I didn't want to keep throwing plastic bags in their fridge. So they cleaned out a crisper drawer for me and I can fill that up when I want to. For now they got about half of the harvest, though I kept more of the white stemmed bok choy since it was my favorite. Tomorrow will be a really nice Harvest Monday.