Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Weed bank and water

I was out of town for 3 days which included about 1" of rain total.  Today I am pretty impressed with how quickly weeds are re-emerging.  I don't think the weed bank has been depleted much in this field yet.  I'm happy to see the lettuce looks strong.  In the other rows beets and chard look the best, and kale and radishes are spotty for some reason.  The newly re-seeded spinach and carrots have not emerged yet.

On the other side of the garlic the potatoes look good with just a few probably losses at the low, wet ends of the field.  The bok choi is problematic, very spotty and weak.  I plan to buy new seed and fill in the dead spots.  The transplanted tomatoes have survived transplant shock well, but the peppers have a higher mortality rate.  The celeriac looks good.

The lentils are emerging very uniformly and strong.  It's only been 6 days--fantastic!

The Southwest corner has a bit of standing water in it.  Once again, total rain over 24 hours has been less than 1".  

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