Friday, April 16, 2010

Garden update, April 16

I think a garden update is going to be a regular feature of this blog in the coming months; I hope you don't mind.  But I'm very excited to see what's developing this year and I can't stop myself.  Well, I suppose I could, but I'm not going to.

AT ANY RATE, I'm late posting today because at long last I planted the tomato seedlings!  I've posted my one and only gardening tip about tomatoes down below, so if that's something you have on your agenda, you might want to check it out.

But here's what's happening in the garden as of April 16, 2010.

The lettuces I planted back in early March have gone completely crazy!  I've had my first very fresh salads this week and they are amazing.  Yes, Mom, you can have some.

Meanwhile, the cold frame has served its purpose and a lot of the seedlings were hitting the roof.  It was more than time to get them into the ground.  The pink pots contain zinnias.  Yes, Mom, you can have some.

Meanwhile, in the front yard, new peas and beans that I planted on Holy Saturday have sprouted in the quadrant diagonal from the seedlings you see already growing.  Behind them are some jalapeno peppers seedlings that I planted today.

Here are the tomato seedlings that need to go in.  I have three heirloom plants, three Romas, and three cherry tomatoes, all started from seed.  There are also some volunteer Romas in the beds from last year, though I cleared most of them out.

(As I mentioned earlier, more on planting tomatoes in the next post.)

And here you go: the beds in the front yard.  Nine tomato plants, five peppers, four shelling peas, four snap peas, eight string beans, eight corn...and three spots still open.

I also planted some potatoes today which aren't terribly scenic.  Before: dirt.  After: still dirt.

And lots more to come.  I'll keep you posted.


....Petty Witter said...

Nothing like fresh produce straight from the garden to the plate.

Anonymous said...

Your garden is very impressive! Me, this year I am all excited because I actually have two, count them two, tulips on my front lawn ... and violets and a daffodil in the back.