How does your garden grow? And to think I originally entitled this Wordless Wednesday! Ha!
I am so sad that my green beans and French beans aren’t coming up at all. That said, my kohlrabi went wild (and was the first up) – they’re the ones in the middle. I think I’m going to try to thin them and replant in another egg container. Any thoughts as to how to help them survive?
I also planted tomatoes two weeks after the other ones – both Roma and Beefsteak. They came up quickly and successfully; I put only 2 seeds per cube.
I neglected to read the instructions for carrots: plant them directly to the ground so their roots grow straight. Oops. Crooked carrots will still taste good, though, right?
My “herb” mixture is coming up well. It’s all sorts of chives and basil an such.
Only one of my peas sprouted. I’m debating growing another one. It was so cool to watch it pop up. For awhile it looked like Seymour from Little Shop of Horrors. I was actually concerned that I had done something wrong when the peapod part (at the bottom) started popping out from the soil; I thought I’d planted it too shallowly. Unfortunately, I also noticed that one of my cats ate the first leaves to pop up. I think I need to find a way to protect them from not just the outdoor vegetation theives but the indoor ones, too!
With the weather still wet and chilly here, I haven’t put them outside yet (thanks to those who explained what hardening means). Once we get into the 60s in the day, I’ll start putting them out during the day.
My next step is to thoroughly weed the patch that will be the garden. It was somewhat clean, but all the rain we’ve gotten has sprouted everything you could possibly imagine there. At least the soil is soft, right?
What else should I be doing?