Crisp, crunchy and slightly peppery depending on the variety,
young radishes are a delight in any salad. Never let them grow
large, they are at their most tasty when young. Fill any spaces left
by harvesting by sowing more radish seed. How well they grow at this
time of year is dependent on weather conditions but radish seed is
cheap so give it a go.
By early June the first carrots will be ready to harvest from
your raised beds. Don't wait until you have large carrots, harvest
them when they are young and tender. Simply grip the foliage at the
top of the carrot and gently ease them up. This should be easy in
the soil of a raised bed. Continue to harvest carrots up to
mid-August as and when they ready. The next task after harvesting
has finished will be to
start sowing seed
again next year.
If you have any carrot seeds left over, sow a
few in the empty spaces left by harvesting. A lot will depend on the
weather but there is a fair chance that they will mature into edible
carrots before the end of the season.
CONTINUE TO THIN BEETROOT SEEDLINGS
WEEKLY FEEDING OF RAISED BEDS
Everything in the raised bed garden is growing furiously at this
time of year so they need their weekly feed. General purpose liquid
feed for most crops except potatoes and tomatoes which receive a
feed every other week.
Not only are the vegetables growing but so are the weeds. With
dense planting in raised beds we don't want any competition from
weeds. Because the soil in a raised bed is light removing weeds is
easy especially if done regularly. Ten minutes effort every couple
of days should be enough for most raised beds. Removing weeds before
they become large is therapeutic!
WATER WHEN NEEDED
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