I decided to not grow giants this year. Last year was difficult with the sudden hail destruction in early June and soil disease (which may have been the seed line I used). I have also been dealing with a chronic sacrum/hip pelvis issue since early March which will improve but it limits everything I do. Additionally I have grown giants in the same spot since 2011 and before that it was vegatables for 15 years. It could do with a rest.
Last year the larger end of the patch (after I pulled the hail damaged plant) had 2 crops of mustard and then the rye you see in the pic. I am thinking 1 more crop of mustard for a july till followed by maybe buckwheat or another crop that I can till in september early october followed by more rye.
Weed wacking and tilling the rye. Ill let it sit for a week or so till again and plant mustard.
I will have a giant tomato, LG and Ill let a FP ramble out of the end of the patch into the lawn.
Good Luck to all!
Watering it in.
Will let it biofumigate about 3 weeks then re till and put in another crop...I am leaning towards buckwheat. Since last years problems the patch has had 4 cover crops, 3 mustard 1 winter rye and I will finish with winter rye again.