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First Full Season of Our Garden - April 17, 2016

Submitted by Jenkins Family on Mon, 05/30/2016 - 3:57pm

Winter seemed to take forever to go into hibernation.  When the snow finally melted and it was warm enough to venture outside barefoot, it was only natural to want to dig in the dirt and get planting!  April 17 we planted seeds in the garden as well as a few in a seedling tray.  In the seedling tray: basil, tomatoes and wild flowers (the flowers were seeds I had received a while ago, too long ago to remember.)  As I suspected, the flowers were unsuccessful.  The seeds were probably too old which only reinforces the argument that I should stick to nursery visits for bedding plants.

Of the 5 seedling pots that I planted each with basil and tomatoes, only two of the basil pots germinated.  One of which has since withered.  The last remaining seed has sprouted but still has a way to go.  It's about an 1 1/2 inches tall and only has a few leaves on it.  A long way to go before I'm harvesting basil! 

In the garden beds:

#1: Cilantro, Carrots, Spinach, Pak Choy

#2: Garlic bulbs, Hon Tsai, Green Onions, Mixed Greens and a few sunflowers



What I planted this week: 
Direct seeding
Problems, Pests and Disease: 
Noticed some footprints of some sort in the garden. Appears only to have pulled out one of the garlic bulbs.