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garden finally started

The wide rows were too wet to work yesterday, but I had plenty to do anyway. 
-- cleared/turned/amended/planted raised beds E and F (kale, Asian greens, broccoli, radishes, turnips)
-- moved a bunch of wintered-over and volunteer parsley, zwolsche krul, and Chinese celery to the garden's "perennial bed"
-- weeded the aspargus bed, including removing any garlic

Garlic, I found out after transplanting the garlic a few years ago, significantly stunts the growth of asparagus.  I like my asparagus, so I'm trying hard to remove all the garlic - no small task, seeing as it had seeded itself for a couple of years.

Anyway, not a full day of yardwork, only an afternoon.  But it's a start.  I was running a real risk of not even bothering this year, and I would have seriously regretted that later.

Beds E and F

These early beds, I'm not being choosy about how I amend them and get them going - just get them going already.
Both beds got GardenTone, and bed E got bulb-tone, and bed F got blood meal.  A mix of feed-n-seed amendments might have been the cooler and cheaper way to go, but Espoma I can get without making a special trip during work hours.

Bed E:  root-oriented brassicas
hailstone radish
German giant radish
Gold Ball turnip
Minowase radish - this might be a fall daikon, but I'll try a little now and see what happens.

Bed F:  leaf- and flower-oriented brassicas
Improved Siberian dwarf kale
Fizz kale
Rainbow Lacinato kale
Japanese giant red mustard greens
Southern giant curled mustard greens
Green wave mustard
Sorrento broccoli
spring broccoli raab
Purple Peacock broccoli

Phenology update:  merrybells are budded, red trillium are just barely budded, saw one asparagus spear just barely poking out of the ground; many tulips are budded; shooting star would have been budded or blooming, but something ate the bud.
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