First quarter 2009
Got off to a good start with peas and broad beans - they are in the garden and doing well. Any leeks planted earlier are growing, but not terribly fast. All the rest - cabbages, onions, calendula, lettuce have been destroyed by the slugs. Vast amounts of egg shells are not working.
The second phase of planting - tomatoes, borage, ore leeks are doing ok, but I have not exposed them to possible slug predation.
This week I am going crazy planting - mostly in paper pots - and hoping that something will survive my extended absence in April. You spend so much time looking forward to this point in time, and when it comes, it's not what you expected.
Outside, I have planted carrots, beets onions and early potatoes - and some in pots - this weekend I hope to plant the rest.
We are harvesting Kale, parsley, thyme, chard, corn salad. The daikon is going to seed. The leeks are almost all gone, but the autumn sown onions might be worth trying soon.