April 20, 2017
Well, we’re all duly planted and mulched, some herbs replaced that I, ahem, got a little over-enthusiastic with on fertilizer, and now we can sit back and wait for (more) growth.
The tomatoes are coming along nicely, as are the peas and lettuce and cucumbers. Cabbages and carrots and radishes are a bit slower. Today, I planted the remaining three rows in the fenced garden: Lima beans in one, watermelon and canteloupe in one, and yellow squash, zucchini and eggplant in one. That’s all the planting but for the late stuff — pole beans, okra — which will go in after the lettuce, carrots, radishes, and cabbage are done.
March 27, 2017
I have a crop!
Or at least the startings of a crop. And I have a garden spot prepared in which to transplant it. If it would ever quit raining and dry out enough for me to get out there in it.
The little seed starter trays above, have in them lettuce, carrots, radishes, cabbages, sweet peas and cucumbers. Don’t ask me which ones are which yet; I don’t remember. I’ll have to wait until they grow enough to see how the leaves shape. They are basking in front of the window in my office that gets a nice degree of sun each afternoon, and it just amuses me to see the little seedlings reaching out of their little homes toward the light. I turned the trays around this afternoon, and I swear within 30 minutes they were shifting direction.