Since I have fallen down on my comitment of fully documenting this season’s gardening activities, I have some catching up to do.
Here are a few of the things that have been planted:
Cucumbers on May 4. I always seem to start cucumbers a little too early, hoping against hope that I will get an earlier harvest that way. The weather is so unseasonably warm, that maybe – just maybe – I will actually get lucky this year and not lose my first babies!
While the cucumbers are getting started, the Dwarf Pak Choi is ready to harvest any day. This variety turned out to be smaller than I realized – they are actually harvested at just 2″ in height. I started a bunch of full size Pak Choi as well. Next year I think I’ll get a size between the two, small but not super miniature!
I planted 3 small boxes (not earthboxes) with onion seedlings, that I will harvest as green onions, so I figure they won’t need a full size box to grow in.
The day before yesterday I spent some time weeding and thinning seedlings of carrots and beets. With the beets I actually thin and re-plant the thinned out seedlings. I believe they will do well with that, since beets can be raised and transplanted. The carrots had spotty germination, in places I had to thin them, but then there were spots of no germination so I reseeded those. Carrots do not take well to being transplanted, so it’s just thinning for them.