Garden Update: Week 2

Report from the Head Gardener, day 8:

Weeds: out of control.
Rocks: is it possible for rocks to reproduce themselves, and grow like crazy? Because every time I return to the garden I swear there are more stones to be hauled away.
Weather: gray, cloudy, and cool, but at least the curious phenomenon of spring blizzards has (finally) ceased.
Vegetables: alive, albeit noticeably suffering from the effort of growing around rocks in clay-heavy soil with little to no actual sunlight.

Ah, the joys of a community garden plot in lovely grey Munich.

This is my lovely assistant, aka hubby:

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As you can see we have a total of 10 different beds of vegetables. Most were pre-planted by the city, but we probably won’t keep everything they planted for us, as it’s all just so German (!): too many radishes, beets, turnips, kohlrabi, and cabbage.

So, so, so too much cabbage.

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Plot 1: Parsley & Chives (with more to be planted here soon. plus, I don’t really think we need 18 parsley bushes. who does?)

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2: Potatoes. No signs of life yet.

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3: two rows of onions (red & white) + red beets

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4: Carrots, long; carrots, long; carrots, short & fat

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5: 2 rows of sweet peas and 1 row of parsnips (Pastinaken)

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6: Radishes & spinach

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So much salad!

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Kohlrabi in two colors, broccoli, and some salads. Hell-O, who wants to eat 25 kohlrabi?!?! not me. I think we will be pulling some of these out.

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9: celery root, wirsing (cabbage variety), and pointed cabbage. A bit too much cabbage for me, actually.

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10: Fennel, Mangold, and Leeks

p.s. This study states the obvious about community gardening.

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