In this week’s edition of Gardentalk, Master Gardener Ed Buyarski encourages us to plant radish, kale, lettuce, spinach, mustard greens and other vegetables for the remainder of the summer season. Many will grow and be ready for harvest within 60 days or less, while others will continue growing as temperatures cool.
“Since we’ve had so much rain and, of course, the plants have grown, they’ve used up fertilizer or it’s been leached out,” Buyarski said. Many planters or garden beds will need a fresh application of plant food.
“They need that fertilizer to keep them growing,” Buyarski said.
Buyarski recommends harvesting any of those early season vegetables that are currently bolting. Lettuce, for example, can taste bitter after it has bolted.
- Congressional Democrats sounded the alarm about the Interior Department’s efforts to hold an offshore oil lease sale next year in the Beaufort Sea.
- A legislative ethics committee has found probable cause that Rep. Geran Tarr violated ethics law by having staff help organize and fundraise for a 2017 street fair.
- The council adopted a separate professional workplace conduct policy. It prohibits a variety of behavior.
- The Permanent Fund Corp. is urging the Legislature to pass a plan – so that they’re able to manage fund investments more effectively.