Hello, Julia here! Wow, I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to get this post up. It’s the end of April, and here’s what’s going on in my garden.
I planted onion bulbs, peas, lettuce, and spinach in February. All of them sprouted and seemed to be doing fairly well, but most of the lettuce and all of the peas have gone now, and the spinach is ready to bolt.
I also planted carrots in March, I believe. March was a busy month! I also bought transplants of peppers, tomatoes, squash, and strawberry plants, which have slowly been moved to their own containers.
The carrots never really got going, and I guess that means I just have to try again. The transplants-of squash especially-don’t seem to be doing well but I finally got them into their own containers, so we’ll see what happens.
At the first of April I planted black beans, they’ve sprouted and begun growing.
I have also added trying to grow flowers to this year’s gardening experiments! Along the back side of the house (where I garden) I have planted sunflowers and a few types of zinnias. I’ve also sown some marigolds, tinctoria, and cornflowers. On the sides of the house, which are lucky to be remembered, I planted seeds for echinacea, cornflowers, zinnias, and petunias. Some random petunias had turned up there last year, so I’m hoping if they get going they’ll be alright.
In containers I have the plants from the wildflower seed last year that didn’t die over the warm winter, and a container of zinnias.
How’s the winter sowing project going?
oops. It started out strong, with little green seedlings sprouting up and being promising…I’ve kind of stop watching it so closely. I’ll have a separate update on that soon. I have done some transplanting of the herbs and a few tomato plants.