Par for the Course

Par for the Course

Things are humming along steadily in the garden this week. The lettuces continue to grow, the pepper cress germinated, and many of the herbs have at least one set of true leaves. We're now entering a rather boring stage, so I think from this point out updates will be bi-weekly. Basically, I'm just waiting on the first seeding of crops to grow to maturity, and the second seeding to germinate; there won't be much action until fruits begin to appear. So enjoy these photos and come back here in a couple of weeks!

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Killing Frost

Killing Frost

Of course it was too good to be true. As you probably experienced, the beautiful warm weather broke and temperatures plunged below freezing — our lowest was 22°F — almost overnight. Initially, I thought everything would be fine. Everything I planted is frost-resistant...or so I thought. Once night time temperatures dropped below freezing and daytime temps stayed below 50, the problems started.

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Seed Down

Seed Down

Choosing what to plant has always been a bit of a clusterf*ck. My usual strategy is to go to the nicest garden center in town and lose my mind. I end up with a car full of incompatible plants and zero idea what to do with all of them. The first year, I actually dug into the heavy clay soil in my backyard. The next year, I spent a fortune on containers, overbought again, and yet again had no idea what to do with all the random plants. This year, I'm working smarter, not harder.

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