We have had a stretch of nice weather, for awhile there it was feeling like summer had arrived. Today we’re back to Oregon rain again, and I am back to getting my taxes done.
While the weather was nice I took the opportunity to get quite a few things in the ground, however. I planted in both Earthboxes and in my raised beds. New for this year are these covers for the beds:
Screens to protect newly planted seeds and seedlings
from the marauding paws of digging cats, as well as skunks and raccoons, that always seem to think that the addition of organic fertilizer to the soil means there is something yummy there to dig up and feast on. I love putting these covers on! No more worrying about newly planted squares.
So far I have planted these seeds in the raised beds: Peas, carrots, beets, parsnips, radishes, kohlrabi, arugula (Sylvetta, my favorite variety), pak choi, spinach, tah tsai. In addition to seeds, I got quite a few onion seedlings planted out, mostly in the raised beds, but also one Earthbox of Walla Walla onions.
In the Earthboxes
yesterday I planted out very young and tender Celery. Perhaps too soon? Maybe I should have grown them indoors under light a little bit longer. Time will tell. Also in the Earthboxes I have two boxes of greens, one mixed box and one with Micro Greens (from Territorial Seed). They were planted perhaps within 10 days or so of each other, but the box that was planted later is actually coming along faster than box number 1.
Within the last couple of days (between March 31 – April 2) I planted in Earthboxes, from seed:
Mustards, Pak Choi Dwarf, Collard Greens, Also in an Earthbox, some young lettuce seedlings. Since I was late getting parsley started, I cheated and bought some parsley seedlings and planted them in an Earthbox.
Here they are, next to last years overwintered parsley, and in front of some of the garlic boxes.