This is the bed that used to have Swiss chard and arugula- both going to seed. I still want Swiss chard, but I have an arugula pot for the arugula. Also this bed gets a lot of sun, good for chard not so good for arugula. In winter it wasn’t such a big deal but now that the days are longer…
Ripping out the bed was hard work. I had no idea arugula roots were so deep.
I had about a third of a packet left of five color silverbeet and many Kentucky wonder seeds left.
The back is sowed with green beans, and the front with chard. I’m expecting the chard to need some serious thinning, I oversowed because chard is one of those seeds that sometimes just doesn’t come up.
I also sowed what was left of the chard packet behind the upper Bok Choy and romanesco. Eventually the very back of that bed will also have green beans. In order to get a staggered harvest of beans I’m waiting to sow until the other plants are bigger.
In other seed news, the regular chives are coming up- but the garlic chives are not, so I resowed them.
Chives need darkness to germinate so it’s possible the soil on top wasn’t packed down firmly enough.
I’ll leave you with my neighborhood supervisor who was very interested in all the work I was doing out back.