Except during the much-too-infrequent-and brief sunbreaks,
which warmed things up enough to make even a light jacket uncomfortably warm!
Beets (Bed #2)
- Red Ace Hybrid - 55 days
- Touchstone Gold - 53 days
Carrots (Bed #3)
Broccoli (Bed #4)
- Packman - 66-75 days
- Belstar - 70 days
- 55 days Arcadia
- Southern Comet - 80 days
All beds (at each end):
- Assorted Marigold (seed saved from last year’s plants)
Sweet Peas (planter pot)
- Pink Cupid
- Sugar n’ Spice
And here’s what I’ve planted so far today (5/23/2010):
Cabbage (Bed #4)
- Parel (green) -2 50d
- Gonzales (green) – 1 55-60d
- Primero (red) – 2 72d
Chinese Cabbage (Bed #4)
- Soloist (baby cabbage) - 40-50 days
Bok Choi (Bed #4)
- Joi Choi - 45 days
There’s not much to show in the way of planting pictures since the just planted beds look pretty much like the unplanted beds and the few seeds from last week that are just now sprouting don’t really make for compelling blog photos.
I did finally get around to thinning the onion bed today.
It's painful to pull them up, but it's necessary for nice big onions later!
Some of the thinned plants came up with a respectable amount of root attached so I replanted the best of the bunch into one of the raised beds. If they survive we’ll eat them in salad as early onions. The rest of the thinnings will go into tonight’s salad along with some of the volunteer dill plants that found themselves in the way of progress.
(unfortunately, I didn't think to put something in for scale - trust me they're wee!)
Unfortunately, it’s not been warm enough to plant them out since the evening low temperature should be reliably around 50 (F) and the evenings are still unseasonably brisk (for instance, a few nights ago it was only 39 degrees!), not to mention stormy and windy. So the plants have been re-potted and are sheltering in the garage until Spring decides to finally take up residence here in the PNW.
Our moving dolly has been temporarily re-purposed into a Tomato Trolley to make it easier to move the plants in and out of the weather.
Tomatoes and Peppers soaking up the sun between showers today
After my brief blogging and tea break, I went back out to the garden and planted some more seeds in the new raised bed.
Greens (Raised bed #5)
- Wild Garden Kale - 30 days
- Wild Garden Mustards - 30 days
- Valmaine Romain Lettuce
- Flashy Trout's Back Romain/Cos Lettuce
- Victoria Green Butterhead Lettuce
- Red Iceburg Crisphead Lettuce
- Bordeaux Red-veined Spinach
- Tyee Spinach
A delicious dinner salad with dill and baby onions