July 05, 2016
I had to pull up my first planting of broccoli today, not because they weren't still putting out florets, but because they were throwing too much shade. They formed a 3' tall hedge. I'll still get florets from my second planting until the corn starts ripening, and then who needs broccoli?. I laid them end to end along the fence line on top of the pea vines which had all turned brown..
Some people call this "lasagna composting" because it's layer upon layer. The bolted lettuce got hand shredded and tucked in around the kale stalks. " Leave no soil uncovered" is a gardeners mantra..