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.
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!
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.