Uncovered

I removed the covers from my veggie beds the other day, as I wanted any plants inside them to enjoy the two days of 70ºF weather that was coming. Toward the end of January I planted lettuce seeds on a warmer-than-normal weekend and covered that bed with plastic.


I'm a little disappointed that I didn't find rows of little lettuce plants when I pulled the plastic off, but at least some of them have germinated -- I would have been really disappointed with a barren bed.

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Still, it seems that only one of the four types of lettuce has germinated. Not too much going on -- yet:


Perhaps the near-80ºF (26ºC) temperature yesterday and the good, long rain shower will get the rest going?

In the other bed, the kale is doing pretty well:


These plants were much, much smaller than what I overwintered last year so I'm not going to be harvesting kale tomorrow, but this is a good start.


Not every kale plant made it though:


It seems like three or four of them died over the winter. I suspect lack of moisture, but who knows.

As soon as I pulled the cover off this bed, a honeybee flew in from somewhere and was investigating the reddish leaf margins.


Since I didn't have the camera yet, I just watched her happily (or frustratedly?) buzz around. It was a nice reminder of what is coming in the next few weeks and months.

The parsley that was exposed in the final bed did not fare well:


That was just an experiment anyway -- every plant can't survive the winter, or I'd never be able to justify buying more, right?


It won't be long before there's a lot more green to see in the garden, and I can't wait!

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Steve Lau  – (March 12, 2014 at 4:23 PM)  

That must feel great to see that spring is all over the place. We currently have close to a foot of snow, and the blizzard is still only about halfway through.

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