I have to tell you there is not a square inch in any garden on this property that does not have a rock of some shape and size. Every single time we put in a stake or a shovel or a row cover hoop, we hit a rock. It does make me wonder how anything can possibly grow in this region of ours. But it does. And it does very well.
I also have to share something else with you. Arugula is not a team player. It's more of a leader by showiness. Surely you noticed that your Salad Greens last week consisted mostly of Arugula, that wonderful, spicy and fresh taste of the green which falls into its own category. It's sort of a cross between a lettuce, a spinach, a mustard and a cress. But it is delicious. Arugula has decided to take over the salad space in the little greenhouse. Once we eat bunches of Arugula, though, the green and red deer tongue lettuces, the tango, the black seeded simpson, the red salad bowl lettuce and batavian endive, the various mustards, mizuna, tatsoi et al, will be able to see the light and get a little larger themselves.
We're expecting to have three new gardens prepped to plunk plants into in the next week. Then we'll be getting ready for the Big Plant Sale which begins May 23. I'll post a list of plants and prices soon. You can reserve plants for your own garden if you like.
So if anyone needs rocks, we got 'em. Actually, they're free. Let me know what time you'd like to pick them up.
Until next post, have a great every day.