November 12, 2010
After a group of girl scouts cut down the flowering papalo yesterday evening, we cleared out the area with a grub hoe, spread compost and worked it in, and seeded some fall/winter crops. So far, we haven't had much luck with brasicas, as the harlequin bug has been wreaking havoc on anything we've seeded so far. Directed seeded more tatsoi, bulb onions, and some brussel sprouts and lacinato kale. We're experimenting with interplanting garlic with the tatsoi and we also planted some radishes mixed with the onions. It can be difficult to see the onions coming up, making it somewhat difficult to cultivate the rows; the radishes allow for a visual line to follow (as they tend to germinate very quickly).