Bale 1 - lettuce and arugula - B. We are eating both, and considering that it is nearly June and it's been quite hot, it's doing fine. Next year the lettuce bale starts 2 months earlier and I will be on an "A"
#2 - lettuce and basil - B+ - see above for lettuce comments. The basil is doing great!
#3 - Swiss Chard - A- - we are going to be eating lots of chard this summer. Thriving.
#4 - Collards and Kale - A- - ditto
#5 - Peas - B - I think a harvest of shoots will happen in a week or so. Another that will get a much earlier start next year
#6-9 - Bush Beans - ranging from F to C+ - very spotty germination - seeds rotting, so going to replant again. A light dust of a fungicide would help. Third time's the charm?
#10, #14 - Beets - B+ - A month earlier start, perhaps, but they are looking fine - harvest in a few weeks.
#11, 13 - Carrots - C- - Needing to re-seed yet again. An earlier start would be helpful I think - plus the mushrooms bursting through the shallow top soil layer really upsets the seed. Need to think this through.
#12 - Leeks - C - looks like I lost quite a few seedlings - center got too hot? I am going to replant seeds, and fill in the holes in a few weeks - those that survived looked great. High potential, disappointing execution so f
#15, 16, 19, 20 - potatoes - ranging from incomplete to C - this grade will rise - shoots are starting to appear; it takes some time, but it is a long season! One more bale to plant - the potatoes are just sprouting.
#17 - Radishes - C - Germination was fine, but I forgot to use BT to prevent cabbage loopers. Plus a start of a few months earlier would help.
#18 - Squash - B - We are getting there - one more seed replant and the hills will be filled in.
#21 - Cukes and squash - C+ - ditto
#22 - Squash - A - doing wonderfully!
Overall I am pleased....and where I am not pleased, I have ways that I can make things better this year - and certainly next (by being more strategic and differentiating my bale prep dates). I love it!
top row - overview, lettuce bales, chard, kale and pea bales
second - leeks and carrots, beets and carrots, potatoes