It's the last day of April and some goodies are appearing. Some of the asparagus plants have been sending up spears, and I'm more than happy to take them. Fresh asparagus and home grown lettuce make for a nice salad.
I've been pilfering spinach leaves every few days, but later in the week picked a small head of spinach. It went into an omelette of spinach, baby bella mushrooms and fontina cheese. Not bad.
Now for the bad news. The cutworms got into the brassica bed and did some major damage, about half the plants destroyed, all but one broccoli, all of the cauliflower and many of the kohlrabi. They even hit the onions, but the onions look like they will recover. Usually I spray Bt around the young plants as a preventive, but forgot to get some when I was at May's greenhouse two weeks ago. I picked some up yesterday, and today planted a new set of brassicas to replace the ones that were destroyed by the cursed cutworms, then sprayed the stems and the soil around the plants liberally with Bt.
Things are starting to move along now, and according to the 10 day forecast it looks like there is little chance of another frost until fall. I moved the tomato plants out to the coldframe to join the peppers. Actually I'm mostly caught up until the warm weather crops go in, which leaves time to work on the many other projects that are ongoing. To see what other people are growing, head on over to Our Happy Acres and check it out.