Saturday, June 9, 2012
In The Garden today
All of my garden plants have been started from heirloom seeds this year. I am very excited about that because it means I can save the seeds and plant them again next year! It will save me a lot of money and I will know they are high quality.
This picture on the left is Paris White Cos Lettuce.
The lettuce on the right came from seeds my Dad gave me from his garden last year. It is called Black Seeded Simpson. I am letting these plants go to seed right now so that I can gather them for next year.
We are eating leaves off of these plants too. MMmm. Delicious.
Next to the Lettuce is some Kale.
I will be trying again to get carrots to come up. I have a plan of action that I think will work. I am going to pup burlap bags down over the bed and keep them wet until the seedlings germinate. The wind here in Cheyenne dries out the top layer of the soil and I think that is why my first carrots did not do well.
I found the first flower of the season on my peas today! I look forward very anxiously to that moment every year. To me it means my garden is a success.
The onions are doing well. Some strong winds the other day blew them towards the North a bit, but they are coming out of it.
Every day I put the sprinkler on the beds that have seeds germinating. About 5 to 10 minutes in each spot does the trick. When the plants are up and have good roots I water less often but longer at each watering.
So, that is what is happening in my garden. Living in Cheyenne puts me behind many places in the USA, but I have been taught to bloom where I am planted.