I have to be honest, I’m not sure why I waited this long to thin my chards and kales – this type of greens is one of my favorite foods. No, I think I know why. Fear. Fear that if I picked it, my garden would then be empty as nothing was germinating, and the pickings were sparse. The 57mm of rain in July solved that problem. The earth is now erupting with seedlings. The second glut of the season hath begun.
Yesterday we were served a lovely kale dish by some friends, which made me reflect upon the copious leafy masses that were now shading my newly planted grapes. Grapes need sun. Shading them is unacceptable. The kale had to die.