It’s that time. Everything is starting to bust out, here. The one garden bed that has been turned and seeded is coming to life with hundreds of tiny leaves.
The lesson from these baby Shanghai Bok Choi plants, is that I need to learn to plant things on a grid. I’m a random sprinkler by nature, but I really want the more orderly layout and space-economy of a gridded planting.
YUM, spinach. We eat a LOT of spinach; it’s one of my favorite green vegetables. I buy it at the Asian Grocery in a bag the size of a standard bed pillow.
The moonflower seedlings amaze me with their huge cotyledons. I mean, when you see a seed the size of the end of your finger, you know the resulting seedling is going to be massive – but these just keep unfolding. I really look forward to their flowers in the summer.
I have to say that my current favorite, though, are the beets – we planted “gourmet mix” beets, and they’re coming up in colors ranging from yellow-green to hot magenta.
Jealous! It isn’t spring enough here for that, though at the rate we’re warming up I’ll be able to plant peas and spinach in just a few weeks.