Sunday, May 4, 2014
Today, we got a majority of the warm weather seeds in the ground and caught up on some weeding and pruning. In the satellite garden bed, we went through and did some weeding. The carrots, peas, and spinach are definitely growing but we have yet to spot the arugula, kohlrabi, and beets. At the house, we planted in the raised beds. Bed 1 has a 12 ft row of Zinnias, 6 ft row of Red Ruffled Eggplant, and a 6ft row of Strawflowers. Bed 2 is Chard (a few different varieties I think - the seed packets opened up and got mixed...). Bed 3 has a row of Cilantro (closest to bed 1), a row of Curly Chervil, and 2 rows of Basil Lettuce Leaf. Bed 4 is a mix of a few different tomatoes and nasturtiums. Bed 5 is Bush Bean plants. Bed 6 is strawberries. Bed 7 is a row of oregano (closest to bed 5), 2 rows ofThyme, and a row of Italian Oregano. Bed 8 for the moment is entirely Lettuce Leaf Basil, but I may make some additions. Bed 9 has a row of Oakleaf lettuce (closest to Bed 7), 2 rows of Red Sails lettuce, and a row of Arugula. We have 3 5-gallon white buckets that have spearmint seeds. 4 other pots in our main garden area have chive seeds. 4 large pots under our arbor have Kohlrabi seeds that were planted last week. 1 large pot in the front of the house has a mix of lettuce seeds that were planted last week. 2 large pots on the side of the house Japanese cucumber seeds and the 1 smaller pot has a Homemade Pickling Cucumber variety. We still need to plant some peppers at the satellite site and the few seedlings inside need to be hardened off and transplanted (fingers crossed that works). We shall see....Also pruned the raspberries and blackberries (the later of which want to take over the planet but were satisfied today to cause substantial pain to me as I cut out the dead pieces from last season). Ouch!! Now let's see what grows!!