Wow! Lots of spring weather means lots of growth in the greenhouse. Too much growth in the greenhouse, actually. I am handing off gallon bags of salad fixings to anyone I meet.
I did need to recalibrate my idea of seeding. Out in the garden, I am pretty generous while seeding a row: twice what’s recommended feels about right. My clay soil can be tough stuff, see, so I try to hedge my bets. Well, the greenhouse beds are likewise clay, with lots of organic matter. I guess the lack of outdoor variables means I should plant as directed (suggested?) per seed packet when planting out in the greenhouse proper. Every single seed tends to sprout. SO: not only do I have a lot of lettuce, I have a lot of a lot of lettuce. And other things too.
So now the true harvest has begun. Out to the garden go smaller lettuces, all brassicas, all herbs. I will wait a bit to harvest the rest of the alliums (scallions, garlic, leeks), and I am letting some biennials go to seed (beets, chard) because…I need the seed. There are a couple of kohlrabi that are threatening to fatten and not bolt, but this is, like, one in 10 plants so I am not overly hopeful. The broccoli is still putting out its little bitty heads. Greenhouse broccoli is just the best: so tender, so not bitter! Otherwise, I am just eating my way through the mustards, tatsoi, spinach, lettuce, minutina, Italian dandelion and Catalonian chickory.
Meanwhile, the nightshade family waits, getting bigger daily.