It’s May 18 and just about everything is in my garden. I’m holding off on tomatoes and peppers for another week because it’s supposed to be pretty cold and wet for about 5 or 6 days. I’ve got some tomoatoes just sitting out in the garden getting used to the place and I’ve still got several transplants under the growlights. Can’t wait.
Pole Beans: They’ve been in the dirt for 3 weeks and are just poking their little muppet heads out now. I’ve got a few varieties. Should be spectacular.
Bush Beans: Same story as above. Just a few poking up now. I’m a little worried, but we’ll see what the week brings. If they don’t pop, I’ll just replant. Plenty of time for beans.
Beets: 3 good rows have been in since May 4 and they are popping very nicely. These are the ones I’m using for the Growing Challenge. So far, so good.
Greens: Mesclun transplants have been made into many a meal already. Delicious. The staggered plantings I’ve done have all sprouted at various stages. I’ve got about 3 successions. Tom Thumb lettuce, chard, oak leaf, mesclun, tyee spinach, space saver spinach, arugula, miners lettuce are all doing well.
Peas: Carouby de Mausanne and Cascadia. The peas in the earthbox are about 8 inches now. They’ve been going since the end of March. The peas in the garden are about 4 inches and were planted mid April.
Carrots: Not a whole lot happening here. They’ve been in since 5/4. Just a couple of little peekers.
Radishes: Black radishes are doing great. They’ve been in since 5/4. Radish mix that I have going in a container on the deck (planted chaotically.. we’ll see) are doing well too.
Broccoli: Just a few plants. Two are transplants and they are absolutely thriving so far. Foot tall already. The third is a transplant from the seeds I got as part of the Gastrocast’s seed special. It was a bit sickly early on, but recovered very well. I popped it into the garden yesterday.
Cucumbers: Just put in a Bush Crop. Six plants. I had so many cukes last year that I cut down a bit.
Potatoes: Bigger patch than last year and they have all sprouted. The potatoes are approaching the 4 inch mark and I’ll need to get some straw going soon.