Well, spring showers has been an understatement since my last post. It's rained off and on for the last few days. That's probably a good thing for my plants since I don't have water outside at the moment. I haven't re-attached the backyard hose and the front yard hose is missing a spiggot following the pipe freezing this winter. Probably a project I should tackle soon. Don't you think?
Anyway, I finally planted out my salad greens and cole crops. They were clearly outgrowing their 2 inch soil blocks and beginning to wilt.
Compare that to two days earlier from my last post. Note to self, start hardening off sooner so it doesn't get this far. Oh, well, cool weather crops have historically been very resilient, so I'm hoping they bounce back.
Of course it had to start raining the day I planted these out. So much for taking my time and letting my kids help. I just threw them in the ground.
Sorry looking greens if I ever saw them. Sure hope they ounce back. Anyway, the picture above is my three foot wide bed, which works well for my lettuce since I have three varieties. I'm more hopeful for the Italiensheir and Red Sails. The salad bowl has seen better days. Man they went downhill fast.
Not sure if you noticed the bare space in the bottom right hand corner. I didn't plant anything there. It's not the best space, so I threw in a handfull of radishes. You can't have spring salads without radishes, hehe.
Lastly, I planted my cole crops. All four broccoli and cauliflower worked well for me, though they were getting a bit leggy despite my plans otherwise with the light system and fan to simulate wind.
I'm tempted to cut a toilet paper roll in thirds and ring these plants. I recall in years past I may have had something nibbling at them. Never found out what they were, but now would be the time to try to thwart it. Thoughts?
Well, Spring is here, so I hope you're thawing out and getting outside. Gardening time is upon us. Enjoy your garden!