Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Watch My Garden Grow: May 2014 Journal {Peas, Spinach, Lettuce, Onions, Carrots, Peppers, Tomatoes, Pumpkins, and Zucchini}

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Here is a garden update on items growing in my garden as of early May 2014. I added a quite a bit this last weekend.

Peas
I gave a basic run down in how to grow peas here. The peas are growing and this past weekend, we put the pea supports up as you will see in the photo below.

Date Planted: March 18, 2014

April 10, 2014

April 16, 2014

May 2, 2014

May 3, 2014


Lettuce
I gave the basic run down on how to grow lettuce here. I recently thinned my lettuce.

Date Planted: March 18, 2014

April 10, 2014

April 16, 2014
May 2, 2014--lettuce before being thinned

Pile of Lettuce I pulled out
Lettuce after being thinned


Spinach
I gave the basic rundown on how to grow spinach here. A lot of my lettuce didn't come up so I re-planted it. I talked with the owner at my favorite local nursery and he said it likely dried out too much. Spinach is planted at 1/4 inch deep. We have had a pretty dry spring overall. He said he plants his spinach at 1/2 inch deep so that it won't get too dry being so close to the surface. 

Date Planted: March 18, 2014
April 10, 2014

April 16, 2014
May 2, 2014. This is some of the spinach that did come up.


Onions
I gave the basic rundown of how to grow onions here. There isn't anything interesting going on with the onions other than that they are growing.

Date Planted: March 29, 2014

April 10, 2014

April 16, 2014

May 2, 2014

Carrots
I gave the basic rundown of how to grow carrots here. Carrots start out by looking like tiny blades of grass--much like spinach. I have circled it for you in the picture below. 

Date Planted: April 2014

May 2, 2014
The Rest
I will just show you the rest since I haven't written about them yet. I have planted tomato plants, pepper plants, pepper seeds, zucchini seeds, and little pumpkin seeds. These are all things that are tender and can't handle a frost, so I cover them with a wall-of-water. This keeps the plants warm.
May 3, Tomatoes--all plants
May 3, Zucchini and Small Pumpkin planted from seed

May 3, 2014--peppers on the left--3 plants and 2 seeds

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