It took me a several hours spread over six weekends to finally get the garden planted. But I made it!
There is still more soil that could be planted but since we have water restrictions here and not enough friends and family to foist excess produce upon, we decided to stop planting today. We sowed Roma tomato and Poblano chili seeds and put down some Italian parsley and sage plants. (I now have all the requisite herbs to attend Scarborough Faire). But even before being fully planted, I have already been harvesting basil and cilantro.
We already have squash flowers blooming. (I’ve learned the difference between “false” blossoms and blossoms with fruit — Oi, who knew!). My jalapeno and sweet peppers are already showing little baby fruit. Also, just three weeks ago today, I sowed green snaps and already they are about a foot high with runners starting. Mmmmmm, I can just taste those Kentucky Wonders with a little onion and bacon.
So now, I will be doing maintenance — weeding and watering — and I hope in two or three more week to be able to show you all some freshly picked produce. Thanks for all the advice and best wishes.
Lori G. (c) 2009