Sunday, April 10, 2011

Dirt Watch - Weekend Edition

Planted two squares of lettuce today, eight heads in all. I'll plant another two squares in two weeks to stretch the harvest.

Peas and broccoli are doing great, spinach is sprouting like crazy and the radishes are already popping their zesty little greenery up into the sunlight. My onions aren't doing so hot... I think. I have a couple that seem to be doing great, but most of them are just kinda there. Since they're underground doing their thing, I can't really tell if they're taking the final dirt nap or merely resting. Time will tell.

No word yet on the Swiss Chard or the carrots. For some reason, because of the "Swiss" in the name, I feel like I must capitalize the chard.



sheri said...

Apparently we can't plant vegetables here except in the fall. I guess it's too hot in the summer, and when I say "hot" I mean Utter Hellishness. I had to capitalize both words, I don't know why.

If you have any ideas on how to make attractive (I know, eye of the beholder, etc.) sort of fencing for a veg garden, I'd love to hear them. I'm just preparing the beds and watching the wild wabbits and raccoons and other critters out there and realizing that I will definitely need a moat around the raised beds once planted.

LeeAnn said...

Lettuce farming would likely be more fun if you could put little faces on them as they grew. Maybe fangs.