Garden Goings On

I realized today that I’ve been at this blog for a week and have yet to actually post a photo of how the garden looks so far this season! For shame! So here it is!

On the left side, I have a row and a half of red cabbage plants (nursery bought,) a row and a half of spinach (also nursery,) onion seed that is yet to sprout, and a stubborn but beautiful oregano that refused to die this winter.

The oregano just liked its home too much to leave.

On the right, I have a row of swiss chard that has sprouted (no true leaves yet,) a row or “salad bowl” lettuce mix which has sprouted, a half row of arugula that’s just peeking up, and a row and a half of lettuce plants I bought at the nursery. I’ve already gotten a salad and a sandwich from those plants!

A little oil and vinegar and you're good to go. Scrumptious.

and this is where I’ve decided to try some micro-greens. I planted the rest of my lettuce mix, arugula, and chard densely in these takeout containers in the hopes that in a few weeks I’ll have some lovely little baby greens ready for harvest. Can’t wait!

Up on the deck, I have my herb planter stocked with nursery bought parsley, lemon thyme (my absolute favorite and the inspiration for my blog title) and there is a half row of basil just peeking out (not pictured.) No sign of my cilantro and chives yet. But they are old seeds so who knows.

That’s it! It’s been a bit of a challenge keeping all these guys warm this week, but so far they are doing great.

4 thoughts on “Garden Goings On

  1. robin says:

    I am drooling over that garden! Is this all just a month’s worth of growth?! And, is that garden camp (or whatever it’s called) difficult to get in and out of, for working and for harvesting?

    • Becky says:

      Hi Robin! The bigger plants were pretty well established at the nursery, the itty bitty sprouts are from seed – both the nursery plants and seeds were planted about 2 weeks ago. We had some very warm weather (last week) so that really helped them along.

      To answer your question about getting in and out of the Grow Camp, it’s pretty easy. The horizontal bars actually slide out so I’m not always bumping into them. 🙂

  2. Karen says:

    Your Grow Camp is terrific for getting an early start on the growing season. We are still having below freezing nights and snow flurries. I’m hoping the sun and warmth will be in our future soon.

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