Sunday morning was a beautiful morning. I wish I could have stayed out longer as there was so much to do, but I had other things planned for the day, so I quickly ripped out the old fava bean plants. There were still favas on some of the plants, but they were starting to rot and not ripen.
As the sun got hotter I started to get more impatient. I always seem to have two minds about it and I start talking to myself. One part of my mind tells me that being zen about it is the way to go. Just be slow and steady. Enjoy the time in the garden. Marvel in the miracle of a seed. The other half wants to know what time it is. Am I going to have time to clean up and eat breakfast before my family is expecting me? It doesn't really matter if I waste a bit of seed. Thinning is easier than planting those little seeds one by one. I mostly listened to the zen side of me, but did speed up a bit as time wore on.
I'm growing two types of storage carrots. SugarSnax is an old favorite. If it has time to size up it can get huge and in the fall it is nice and sweet. It makes a terrible spring carrot I've learned, but for fall it is great. The other is new to me. Last year I was reading a UMASS article on storage carrots. Bolero really stood out as a long term storage carrot. So we will see how it does.