Saturday, March 7, 2009

It's veggie time ...

The veggies are all in.

The decision to empty out the greenhouse also meant that the veggie seedlings had to have somewhere to go -- namely, the garden.

So I spent all day yesterday and most of today weeding, mixing in fresh compost, and plotting where to squeeze in all the plants and seeds I've been collecting.

I wanted to show you a picture of the 17, yes, count 'em, 17 nasty grubs that I dug out while digging 8 holes in the first bed. Can you believe that? Ewww. I put them all in a pot in the sun as a holding place and they died. But before I could take a picture of my "collection" they all disappeared. Weird. The wind was blustery yesterday, so they could have blown away once they dried up, or a bird could have swooped in and eaten them. Ewww...
Speaking of the wind, the poor little tomato plants were all being whipped about and I am worried about them being under such stress. But the fact is that we are on a hill and our neighborhood is called the Overlook, so we always have wind here. This will just have to toughen them up since they can't stay in the greenhouse any longer.
These are the strawberries, planted last spring, spilling out messily into the mulch pathways. I have to do quite a dance in the garden to step around them, but I just can't prune them back. (As you know, I have a problem with this!)
And all but one these tomatoes were grown from Tomato Bob's Heirloom seeds. In this bed we have Black Krim, Omar's Lebanese and Hank. I also grew a Big Boy from seed and he's in there, too, along with dill, cilantro, a red bell pepper, a jalapeno and six marigolds for pest control.

In the other two beds I have:

  • radishes
  • green onions
  • lettuce
  • cucumbers
  • okra
  • bush beans
  • edamame
  • chives
  • cilantro
  • leeks
  • curly parsley and
  • strawberries

Yum!

We are supposed to have a chance of rain for the next 5 days, and nights will be in the 50s and 60s, days in the 60s and 70s.

Grow, veggies, grow...

Are there veggies in your garden yet, or in the garden in your mind? Little seedlings starting in the windowsill? What's on your veggie list for 2009?