It has been a really good spring for cole crops, in fact everything is producing well this year.. I was comparing yields this year to last year and they are way ahead of last year - 34 pounds vs 20 pounds - due mainly to the good yields of brassicas. So far there has been very little bug pressure. I sprayed the brassicas once with Bt and haven't really had a problem since, although I've been seeing a few white butterflies lately. There have been a few aphids on the apple trees and they got a spraying of Neem. Other than that not much. I expect all that to change very soon.
The first picking last week was cauliflower, kohlrabi, broccoli, and lettuce.
Later another kohlrabi (Grand Duke). The kohlrabi are averaging a pound and a half, to give you an idea of the size. The leaves are a meal for the two rabbits, who devour them.
Then a kolibri kohlrabi and some more lettuce. The lettuce is starting to bolt and the rest of it needs to come out of the SWC. Yes I planted too much kohlrabi and am giving it away now.
Yesterday I picked a head of Aspabroc broccoli. I don't know about this plant - it doesn't produce very much. It will make a few more side shoots and that's it. It is delicious though, the best tasting broccoli I've ever tried, very rich flavor. I also picked 6 ounces of sugar snap peas, and it looks like the recent heat has finished them.
And here's something to look forward to, some Jalapeno peppers are almost ready to pick. They are always the first peppers, probably because they are small.
To see what other people are growing head on over to http://daphnesdandelions.blogspot.com/