I ordered a pile of mulch and thought I had gotten out of doing any of it. But it turns out that I ordered a bit too much. We were only going to mulch the front landscape beds, but with the extra I mulched the asparagus and the back raspberry bed. We have two more small beds in the back that I've told my townhouse mates to mulch. Basically I'm in charge of all the landscaping, but I'm allowed to boss everyone around and tell them what to do. For a lot of things it is just easier to do myself since I mostly know what needs doing, but certain chores I farm out to the rest of the crew.
But I guess it is good that my asparagus is mulched just in case the weather is dry. I wasn't going to. I was going to let it go this year and just keep it weeded. Next year I'm thinking of over seeding it with white clover provided all the plants make it. If not I'll do one more round of asparagus planting to fill in any gaps and wait one more year.
The weather is destined to warm up eventually. Yesterday we had a nice taste of it. We got to 71F(21C) and it was a glorious day. Today we are back into wet and cooler weather. But the trend really seems to be for a nice slow warm up. Which means it is time to starting thinking about the warm weather crops. I already have the first of the corn planted. But corn can handle some cool weather. Beans, which are the next to be planted, won't germinate until the soil hits 60F(15C). Yesterday with the sun the soil hit 70F, but with the rain coming in I'm thinking it will still stay mostly around 60F. But that is high enough. So I got the first of the trellises made. On the next dry day (maybe Thursday afternoon or Friday), I'll make the second. Then I can get them seeded. My radishes are a bit in the way. I planted them at the end of the bean bed. But the French Breakfast can mostly all be picked. It is just a little that I seeded with white icicle. It hasn't gotten big roots yet. Maybe I'll just over seed that small areas with the beans and pick the radishes when they get ready. The beans will take a while to germinate anyway.