I'm finally getting to finish up the state of the garden update from the other day. Is it me, or do the days just get busier and faster the older you get? I can't imagine being bored! Anyway:
I tried Charming Snow Cauliflower again and like last year I was rewarded with a bunch of nice little heads that added up to one meal's worth of cauliflower. I have some seedlings started for a fall batch, so it'll be interesting to see how that goes. I also planted a variety called Amazing, which so far hasn't lived up to its name at all. They didn't germinate all that well and so far I haven't seen any sign of a head on any of them, but they may yet "amaze", time will tell.
My cabbages are running behind last year's crop. By this time last year I had finished harvesting the last of the earlies whereas this year I just harvested the first one today! My red cabbages were looking beautiful till a week or so ago when they were ravaged by cabbage worms and I caught them a little too late. Bummer. I have yet to have any real success with growing red cabbage which is an irritant to the German in me. Sweet and sour red cabbage is a favorite with much of my family.
Oh, and I should mention that I had an early and successful crop of bok choy, mizuna, semposai and komatsuna. Asian greens are so quick and easy to grow but unfortunately not so easy to store.
And that's where things stand as of today. My June harvest total in pounds was 6 pounds less than last year, but I had a blockbuster May so I'm still ahead of the game. Hoping we get a bit of rain tonight so I don't have to water tomorrow. How is it possible it will be July already???