Finally putting in my latest brassica bed

Holy moly this one took longer then I expected. Or is it Holy moley? (No. It has nothing to do with moles. It’s a bowdlerized version of “Holy Moses” and is only used today by kids who don’t want their parents to know they know the word “shit” and Billy Batson.*)

Anyways- the old tomato and bean bed has been missing it’s beans for some time, and after one last harvest of tomatoes it was time to pull them too.

RIP tomatoes- RIP a whole heck of a lot of weeds.

But I had more then one bed to fill.

Ah my beautiful Choy bed. (and peas). I’ve got Choy to pull this week, Choy to pull in a few weeks- but what about Choy for after that?

Boom. The answer to most of life’s problems is more brassicas.

Anyways, with the tomatoes pulled it was time to amend the bed, which meant lots of loam builder and digging. The loam builder is frankly 50% chicken manure, so that alone will solve most of your soil depletion issues for at least a season.

It doesn’t look like much yet, but on the left we have some Georgia collards, in the middle we have some winterbor kale, and on the right we have a six pack of kohlrabi. And will you look at that- there’s some space in front!

Clearly the answer to that conundrum is more kohlrabi.

Well, I know what I’m picking up tomorrow!

*Google it. 

9 thoughts on “Finally putting in my latest brassica bed

  1. It’s a random brassica. Tag less and left in the perennial flower section. It could be anything- cauliflower? Cabbage? Collards? Brussels? So I’m gonna grow it and find out. I’m holding out for broccolini- but it’s leggy enough to be sort of unidentifiable.

  2. Oh, you blew the surprise; but that is rad! I would do that too. I am no good with trying new things, but would for something that silly. Well, it is not my garden, so I do not need to hope for anytthing in particular. Okay, cauliflower or cabbage would be nice.

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