I’m inclined to giving updates lately, so an update on my gardening attempts is in order.
The two EarthBoxes that I planted Cos Romaine and Mesclun are doing very well. Although, I didn’t thin the Cos when it first sprouted, so now it has become very crowded and leggy. That’s ok, as I have taken to thinning it now and adding the baby leaves in with the mesclun for salads. This is working well as the remaining plants are quickly filling in and becoming crunchier. The mesclun is also a bit over crowded and over run with mustard greens, which I like but not as the predominant green in my salad. The mustard grows faster and larger than the other greens so they seem to be fighting for space and light. Next time, I’ll be more careful about planting the seeds. Fortunately, Elvis the rabbit really enjoys all my clippings from the garden, even mustard.
The other thing that seems to be affecting my salad greens is this freaky weird, warm winter weather we’re having. With the temperature between 75-80 the past week, the plants sometimes look a little wilted or like they want to bolt. They’re just not quite sure what they’re suppose to do.
The peppers are finally done in the third EarthBox, but I noticed today there was new growth and some new flowers. This weekend they’ll be composted and I’ll start another box of something. I haven’t figured out what just yet.
In the one raised bed, I’ve started bull’s blood beets, chanteney carrots, lisbon onions, a couple purple potatoes and some garlic. I don’t have any books on gardening, so I’m really just winging it and finding whatever info. on the internet I can. I found an interesting site on companion planting which I consulted with before deciding to plant such a hodge podge of veggies all together. We’ll see if it works out.