Wednesday, May 14, 2014

One Down!

I had four raised beds delivered last fall just before the snow started to fly. I managed to get them in place with many layers of cardboard/paper on the ground, and a thin layer of peat (it was all I had time for!).  And now it's spring and I still find myself short of time.

I got one bed planted this weekend with kohlrabi, lettuce, carrots, kale, chard, radish, etc. I really wanted to plant cabbage, but couldn't find any seed in my stash! If you could see my seed stash, you'd find that nearly as impossible as I do. I usually have 3 different seed packets of everything under the sun. Guess I'll have to make another trip to the garden center - like I need another excuse!

It might be the only bed I get planted this year.

I also managed to get a dozen other things planted up (see the milk cartons between the beds). There are some flowers in those jugs - mostly annuals - and a few others. Honestly, I can't remember what I planted - but I did remember to write it on the jugs in paint pen, so I should be OK! Moon flower, lemon grass, echinacea, rudbeckia ...

It's currently 37F, so I probably have a little more time than I thought to get things in the ground. Tomatoes, peppers, and beans would certainly not be happy with this weather!

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