Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.
–Henry D. Thoreau
This post won’t even compare to the gardens of the south right now. I was on the phone with my sister yesterday and she was describing her jungle of a garden. I was jealous, but then I realized her garden has been planted since the beginning of April. We are a little slower to the punch here in Colorado. I have to remind myself everyday that my last frost date is between May 24-31. I actually won’t put anything in until the first week in June. Why the wait? I have learned the hard way in the past and since all of my plants I have started from seed and I want to give them the best possible chance of survival. By June, Colorado’s crazy spring winds have died down, nights are much warmer, and I want to give my plants ample time to harden off. With that off my chest, lets see what is starting to pop up…
I see some lettuce…
I see radishes…
I see peas….
My cabbages that I started from seed are thriving in their new homes. The scarlet runner bean tepee is in place and the seeds are in the ground.
My strawberry plants are starting to flower….I may add some more plants to this bed today.
My onions are moving right along and I am excited to harvest in the fall. I have been working in the garden so much that my gloves need a vacation.
Lets take a peek inside..
Hello Tomatoes! These girls are going into bigger pots today and will start the hardening off process tomorrow.
The peppers and eggplant are doing much better! Thanks to everyone for their great suggestions. I believe we are back on track. Peppers really test my patience! They are a little dramatic in my book and very slow to grow. They are the one plant that I am not sure will succeed this year. Only time will tell..
My cucumber, zucchini, squash, and pumpkin were just planted last week and look at them now!
That is the tour so far. These pictures were taken a couple of days ago and the lettuce and radishes have grown even more as I blog this morning. I love seeing all of the green starting to grace the dirt in my garden. It is like Christmas, every morning, as I run down to the kitchen window to see what has popped through the night before. I was nervous that my spring crops would not take because I was about a week behind, but so far so good. I hope everyone is enjoying their garden and getting their hands dirty today. Happy Thursday!
What is your favorite crop to see sprout in the soil?
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