Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Sprouts! Sprouts! Sprouts!
Well, it rained most of the day yesterday, so I did not get out to the garden. Today, was beautiful! It got to 72 degrees and was bright and sunny, so of course, I headed out to the garden. I was so happy to see that that some of the stuff from my February 27th planting is finally sprouting. :) This picture is of my lettuce mix. Yes, those spots are tiny sprouts. lol!!! Also my Easter Egg radishes are starting to sprout and I think I have 1 Parade onion sprout. I am still waiting on my carrots to sprout.
On the down side, something (not sure what) got into my garden last night and really went to town on the dirt. Grrrrr! Whatever it was dug a lot of holes in my garden space. *sigh* I tried to fix it the best I could and replant any spaces that were disturbed.
In my last post I mentioned transplanting some onions and leeks that I didn't think would survive. That was 2 days ago. Several of the transplants are still holding their own and some are even looking a bit stronger so maybe some of them will survive after all. That would be cool.
Mary Hysong told me what was probably going on with my indoor starts that developed a grayish film on the soil. She said it was probably a fungus. Ewwwww... She suggested getting them light and fresh air. So I took the ones that looked the most likely to survive out to the greenhouse and left the door open during the day (Closed it for the night). I'll open it back up tomorrow since it's going to be in the 70's again. Hopefully, I got to them in time and can save them. If it get worse, I'll just have to start them all over.
Today, besides fixing the holes in my garden and replanting, I also planted some more Parade onions, more Easter Egg Radishes, a container of Tonda di Parigi Carrots and a container of baby greens (mix).
Also, my little garden partner (my 9 year old son) was sick today. :( I felt so bad that he couldn't be out enjoying the fresh air. I hope he gets better soon. It is lonely out there by myself.