Frost be damned I am putting stuff in my garden now! We have had quite lovely weather lately so I decided to start *actually* growing things outside. I had planned to plant my peas today but when I went to get them, I realized they were still at the store….. yeah…. I completely forgot to buy them. Oops! We took the opportunity to get the pea section of the bed ready though. We were given a crib a few months ago which we turned into a co-sleeper (which I must remember to blog about one day). Since this required only 3 sides of the crib, we saved the other railing with our garden in mind.
Since I was determined to plant something today, I decided it was a good time to start my carrots and parsnips. I just discovered parsnips a couple of years ago and love them. I always thought I didn’t like them but it turned out it was just my mama’s dislike of them causing me to never try them (silly mama!). I planted them at the base of the bed next to some lettuce I put out yesterday (some seedlings that got leggy and were most likely going to die anyways) and threw some carrots in next to them.
Carrots, parsnips and lettuce (in plastic mini greenhouse)
I also planted some more lettuce and spinach in a long window-box container which you can see here under the makeshift greenhouse (actually and under bed storage unit with some holes in it)
My seedlings are doing quite well, especially the tomatoes. Some are starting to get their second set of leaves which makes me hopeful for their future.
(left to right) Parsley, lettuce, and cukes (the parsley and lettuce need to be thinned more)
My left-leaning tomatoes show the importance of rotating them so they aren't reaching for light.
Finally, here are my zucchini seedlings that started busting out of their egg carton homes and needed to be transplanted to a bigger pot.
They kind of remind me of Audrey II
Following my next trip into town I should be able to plant my onions, potatoes and peas. I can’t wait!