Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Mother Nature thinned the carrots and chard as punishment for my failure to water the young seedlings over the last sunny week. I am left with two pitiful chard seedlings and only half my carrots. Disappointing after getting them so far along from seed. Well, I know better and have only myself to blame! Now, what to plant in those bare spots ...
Saturday, September 15, 2012
I have direct sowed all but a few broccoli, and most rows have come up well. I may transplant a plant or two here and there to fill gaps, but overall am happy. Keeping the new seedlings watered is my biggest job right now. I have a bucket full of worm juice and I add a bit to each watering can that I fill. I am hoping for great results.
Other tiny new seedlings popping up are arugula, lactino kale, and chard. I am waiting for my garlic to arrive for planting, and will wait a week more before trying some lettuce seeds. I imagine I will actually pull a few tiny turnips in a week, just to thin them out and have my first taste of fall.
The harvest right now is hot peppers, basil, thyme, and parsley. Quite a flavorful mix!