Garden Update

Been busy.  Finally got the other beds in and mostly planted. 

In the first box, which is doing fairly well, we’ve got the tomatoes, collards, cabbage, lettuce, cukes (doing horribly by the way), and a couple of marigolds. 

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I’ve been picking a few lettuce leaves and ran into a “Siamese” lettuce leaf today.  You can see where it started as one stem and split with two leaves.  Nature is freaky.

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The second box is planted from back to front with potatoes, sweet potatoes, broccoli, green pepers, a space for green beans, bachelor buttons, and a space that I’ll havea to figure out what I want to put in it.

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Had to take a slight detour around this box because I refused to uproot my irises which I had just repositioned this past fall.  That clump of irises has more blooms than the others.  This bed is planted with tomatoes, lettuce, beets and a squash.  I can always dig up the tulip bulbs later.  I intend to put in peas or beans with a trellis. 

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I am not as happy with the growth of the plants. But I guess when you consider we’ve only had a few days out the 60s that might account for it.  Next year I’ll start planting at the same time, but I’ll be prepared with row covers.

Happy Gardening!!!!

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