I mentioned that I had an asparagus problem sometime back. Because they are perennial I need to have a permanent spot for them. Because we have to really make our little spaces work hard for us, I cannot give these plants permanent space in our veggie beds.
We are still working on a solution, but for now I am just repotting them as they outgrow their pots. The back plants in this photo were started in June 2009. The smaller ones in front were started in Sept 2009. The back ones have been repotted 2 times. This is the first repotting for the smaller ones.
The silly things are like young adolescents - they are "strutting their stuff" and sending up their crowns, but the crowns are not even pencil thick. But they are obviously happy as the plumes are looking gorgeous.
So, that was one task for today. But we also put a layer of compost through the whole garden as a mulch to get through these next two very hot months. We also planted out the last watermelon seedlings.
Where we have cleared a bed of potatoes we added lots of compost and planted bright lights spinach and dwarf beans.
And in a semi shade bed we have planted lettuce.
All in a days work!