Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Vegetable Garden Memories

My vegetable garden is doing great.  It has really loved all of the rain we have had, and just about everything is up except the parsley.  It is not time yet to put in the tomatoes or peppers so I am sure the cold crops will be lush by May 1.

The radishes need to be thinned and this is always traumatic to have to throw away living plants.  But, if you do not thin them out you will not get useable radishes.  I am growing Red Emperor this year - can't remember if I have grown this variety before.  I am not always successful with radishes, sometimes pithy, eaten by insects, etc.  But, I keep trying because they are so quick to germinate and so tasty when a success.

All of my weird lettuces are up and it is a good thing that I have put down markers or I would never remember their names.  My set onions are up, no seed onions yet, spinach looks great and carrots are peeking through the soil.  It is such a small garden but it still gives me a thrill every year to see the seeds sprouting. 

Plant a garden with your children or grandchildren even if they seem disinterested.  It will make a lifetime impression!


. . . Lisa and Robb . . . said...

I also have a hard time thinning. We should start a support group!

Anonymous said...

Dear Eileen, This is all so well ordered and meticulously maintained although, to be truthful, I felt sure that your garden would be. All of the vegetables you mention make me long to have a small kitchen garden. However, as I remarked to a fellow blogger I do intend to grow lettuce and some herbs in containers this year.

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Edith, I think you will really enjoy growing your own lettuce and herbs. I grow my herbs in a large metal put so they do not take over my very small vegetable garden.


joey said...

You must be getting so excited to taste these tiny treasures, Eileen! Actually, I've already hit my chives several times!