Garden Update: Spring

It’s spring time!  So much to do in the garden.  Our spinach is out of control.  I make 3 meals a week with spinach.  The green onions are looking good.  I snipped a bit of  a leaf (do they call it a leaf?) of green onion and it was nice and flavorful, but not too powerful.  I need to figure out what I want to do with them.   Carrots are getting established.

Today I planted heirloom tomatoes and heirloom peppers in the ground.  They have been on my window sill for 2+ months.  I didn’t realize that I should have started my cukes by now.  For some reason I thought they were direct sow in the summer time. Not so much. 

I bought a basil transplant, but it’s not looking all that great yet.

Not pictured: In the ornamentals, I have magnolias and gladiolas that have popped up — but no flowers yet.  I also spread a bunch of wildflower seeds and we’ll see how that goes.  Alaska peas are climbing, but no pods yet.

I have doubts about my tomatoes.  Somehow, they don’t seem strong enough to survive.  I am almost resigned to buying transplant tomatoes. 

What I’m wondering now is whether I have room for anything else?  Do I need zucchini?  Eggplant? Broccoli? Do I need some sort of lettuce? (The arrugala is tapped out)  What am I missing that’s a must have for first time gardner?  Whatever I get, I have no patience for seeds — it’s gotta be a transplant right now.

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1 Comment

  1. Gretchen said,

    March 29, 2010 at 2:15 am

    Looking good!!! I vote for some eggplant. Oh, or broccoli. You are so far ahead of me!


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