In the Garden, Day 15

Lettuce, Day 15

Another week of waiting has passed.  The above photo of lettuce shows the most successful plants thus far.  When the lettuce is a little bit taller, I’ll need to thin it out.  Radishes, spinach, onions and one lonely green bean have poked through.  Still nothing has sprouted in the carrot patch so far. We’ve had some strong winds with advisories this week.  Not surprisingly, the winds beat it up the tomato plant, so it’s hanging on.

Tomato Plant , Day 15
Tomato Plant , Day 15, after high winds.

The photos were taken around noon before watering.  Yes, it is extremely dry here.

Spinach, Day 15
Spinach, Day 15

 

 

 

 

Although hard to see through the cages, but the spinach and radishes are doing well.  They broke through the soil last Tuesday.

I’m thinking I’ll give the carrots, zuchinni, yellow squash and green beans another week to see if anything will sprout.  There’s always the possibility that I planted too deep.  All new seed this year, so I’ll have to blame it on my planting depth.

 

Radish, Day 15
Radish, Day 15

Granpa has been working on another bed that’s about 36″ wide by 10′ long.  It’s leveled and ready to start mixing compost, dirt, sand, peat moss and vermiculite.  He used cinder blocks for the raised bed and is laying out other beds that will be watered by the landscape watering system.  We’ll probably leave the beds unplanted until the fall planting season.

Spring is a great time to repot indoor houseplants, too.  I’ve repotted a fern and bamboo plant so far.

 

 

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I live in a rural area of Arizona. I grew up in Iowa and transplanted to Arizona in the early 80's. I moved from a small Iowa farm to Phoenix, Arizona. Talk about culture shock! I lasted a couple years in metro Phoenix, then looked at a map and chose a small town. I live with my husband, Ken, and dog, Maggie, on an acreage just outside town. So much of what I learned by doing, as a way of life, is being lost. Everyone has something to offer the younger generation, so here I go...

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